My child was hyper today. Hyper probably doesn’t say enough about it. What’s the next word up from hyper, that’s what he was. He also is learning to assert himself. When he doesn’t want to do something he won’t. And it’s not a matter of saying Owen you are eating dinner or taking a bath it’s the fact that if it is presented in a particular manner he will meltdown or scream. And that’s not always how it works, most days he listens better and doesn’t have huge meltdowns but it’s also unpredictable. Tonight he was screaming on the floor because I accidentally hit his toy box and it made it angle sideways. He spent thirty minutes trying to correct the direction of it. And it probably would have been another thirty minutes if I didn’t distract him. Sometimes, most times, distracting him only makes him move on for the time I’m distracting him. As soon as I stop he will go right back to the emotions he has to work through or getting the furniture just so. He was squatting on his wobble chair with his feet. I told him he needed to sit on it. Instead of moving, he said, “don’t worry”. As much as I want him to do as he’s told I also listen to his growth in the words he says. His reply was unexpected and delightful all in the same moment that I really wanted him to sit and be careful. He likes to stand on his wobbly chair, stand on it. I know how well he and I both stand on flat ground, add in a wobble and I want my dude to sit. He fell asleep in mid-scream, woke up numerous times, and finally fell asleep for the night, hopefully. Today I’m thankful for the tomorrows yet to come. I can’t wait to see what they bring. Dream big, dream often, and watch your world grow. 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.