Today felt like a perfectly imperfect day. But was successful in so many ways. My sweet baby O is growing and I feel like his progress has been amazing. In the last few weeks, it seems like things are all clicking into place for Owen. He’s been doing great with potty training. I almost feel like I could use the words potty trained but the real-world experience still scares me. He’s been completely dry four nights in a row. Victory I tell ya, victory. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop but my sweet baby O is growing right before my eyes. Words and sounds intermingled today in a singsong manner. It makes me wonder what’s going on with his body. His stimming increases when he is learning or processing something new. It also changes through growth spurts I’ve found. We went to a birthday party at an indoor playground. A year or so ago we tried to go to the same place but Owen had a huge meltdown in the parking lot and wouldn’t even get out of the car. He didn’t know what the place was and I really couldn’t explain it to him but the meltdown could have been from anything and I remember it lasted for hours. That memory is long gone now. We went, he even let me take off his shoes because they are only allowed to wear socks on the playground, and he eventually took off his jacket. He sang Happy Birthday, ate a tiny bit of ice cream, and went down the slides more times than I could count. He had a downright awesome time. I’m thankful for the parents and kids that helped with Owen, encouraging him, and showing him around. We were there for almost two hours and he did incredible, only getting upset a couple of times, but following instructions beautifully. That’s more than I could have dreamed of in an overwhelming setting. I’m thankful we had the opportunity to go again. We both grow in these moments and I learn to push us both even when sometimes I want to hide under a rock. Don’t let yesterday keep you from the joys of today. Find your motivation and let the world see you shine. 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.