What a rollercoaster ride today has been. Hyper and in sensory overload describes Owen tonight and I’m downright cranky. He was yelling at me for every noise in the whole wide world it seems and I wanted to cry. He asked for milk repeatedly but still had milk in his cup. Then he spilled his milk but didn’t get upset until I tried to clean it up. He spilled it all over the table and it went to the floor. When I had to move the table he kept screaming for me to put it back. When things aren’t in their place this can upset him instantly or he may pass by something ten times and then it sets him off. I see him paying more attention to how something is set or angled. Our morning kept me strong throughout the day though. He woke excited about going to school. We got ready and walked to the bus stop. He saw the bus approaching and his smile got bigger. When he started walking up the steps he said, “it’s the bus I ride the bus let’s go bus”. Those were all his sentences, his glorious sentences. I was so excited to hear them all. He was all smiles as they took him to his seat. It’s the most amazing feeling to hear sentences coming from Owen that he formed. It is hard for him to process language so this is a huge step for him. When he came home from school that’s when the sensory overload took place but he was still smiling and singing, “Humpty Dumpty sat on them all”. I think I like his version best. He set up his keyboard so that it would play automatically. Then he started playing his guitar and belting out, “twinkle twinkle little star” with the tune from the keyboard. I see so much growth. He took his bath and when we were finished drying him he took his towel without me asking and hung it up. I may have had a rollercoaster day but here my boy is growing again. So proud of his progress. I turned my frown upside down many times for my sweet baby O. Smile and let the world smile with 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.