Christmas in July has started for us. Owen was listening to a Christmas song earlier and then one of the characters talked about Santa coming. Owen ran to the door and was mad because Santa did not knock to come in. He screamed for Santa. This went on for a while. He came to me saying, “Santa knock on de door”. I was thankful when his battery on his tablet went out. As soon as it went out it was like Owen was fine with saying, no Santa is not coming and he was done being upset about it. This does not always happen. He could have kept on asking for Santa to arrive and he brings “de presents”. In the past, he’s made no connection to presents. Plus he doesn’t understand what a gift really is. He has a hard time with a present being unwrapped. He thinks that the wrapping paper should stay on it, gift bags are much easier for him to handle. He ate a lot today and mostly listened until it was time for bed. The night did not end quickly. He knew he is going to see his grandma tomorrow so he asked to get ready to go for hours. Pure exhaustion washes over me as I try to put it all in perspective. I think back through our day and see victories through tired eyes. He called my toes “birthday candle”, but he actually called his “toes”. We struggle, we survive, we thrive. Today is one moment in time. Find joy in your heart, love the world, and see the beauty around you. 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.