The day felt like it started with a bang and kept going. I went to bed after one, woke around four, and at some point, I ordered groceries to be delivered today. I must say I like the way sleepy me thinks about food choices. We got cookies. And by we, I mean me because Owen really doesn’t eat a lot of sweets. I ordered multiple random breads and several kinds of french fries. When I made dinner tonight I had to laugh. Hey, I wanted to try some new things. I put waffle fries in front of Owen and he said, “you done”. I told him they were fries, that he likes fries. Well, he was not a fan of the waffle fries. But he ate every bit of his shrimp I put on his plate. I made extra tonight, never imagining he would eat them all. He went to his room and got his Very Hungry Caterpillar book, then he sat back down, and he opened YouTube to a video that they were reading the book. When they read the page that showed the moon he said, “twelve people walked on the moon”. He loves watching videos about space and I’m always amazed at how much information he stores. He turned the pages right along with the video and read the story with them. It’s hard to ever tell what he has memorized and what he is actually reading. At some point, I think they are about the same thing. He’s been looking more at his history on YouTube to find videos. He finds them by the words so it makes me wonder even more what he is actually reading. Today we worked on his spelling and he wasn’t exactly pleased I was asking, but he spelled several words for me. The other day I had him spell the word “sheep” and then I talked to him about a Mickey Mouse episode he hadn’t watched in a long time. Today he found it and watched it. We had a little disagreement about bath time, me wanting to cut his hair, and him wanting to yell at me about everything. The last few times I’ve tried to cut his hair he’s wanted nothing to do with it. I’ve always cut his hair and generally, he’s very patient about it. I cut a little every few days until it is short all the way around. It might finally be time to take him for an actual haircut. I’ll have to think awhile on that one. The day felt like a rollercoaster ride, but I still saw amazing growth in Owen. Never give up. Follow your heart, soar with your dreams, and know that the possibilities are endless when you believe. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.