If I can see anything in Owen it’s growth. His attention span seems to be increasing. He’s watching longer videos all the way through. And to me long for him is three or four minutes. He will then go back and watch the same video over again. That feels like progress to me even though he is repeating it. I walked to our table and heard the telltale crunch of a veggie straw under my foot. A lot of days he won’t listen to my mom-voice. And some days I know he can’t process it. He has been really happy all day, but won’t listen to a thing I say. Food has been flying and everything he wanted to do yesterday was hard on him today. He wanted to cook again in the microwave at lunch, but I didn’t have the two things he wanted, pizza and yogurt, and when we made the cookie dessert I had to start the microwave a second time and that sent him into a huge meltdown. He watches a cooking show that features a recipe with yogurt so that has been his big request to make things with. It’s added to the list of groceries to be ordered this week. The microwave pizza I’m really not sure how he decided he wanted that but he asked for it three times now since yesterday at lunch, on the list it goes. I’m thankful that he has been falling asleep a little easier the last couple of nights. I hope tonight it continues. This momma could use a good night’s sleep. He wanted to paint and then when I got all the paints together he said, “no way” his new go-to phrase, and off he ran to watch the character on YouTube that he wanted to paint. He keeps coming to me, showing me the character, looking at the painting he did yesterday, and telling me he will paint tomorrow. So tomorrow it is. We learn, we grow, we breathe, we pause, and we reflect. And I think the let go comes next. Find your inspiration and motivation and watch your world change. 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.