I keep telling myself we only have a week and a half more of Christmas break. We got this. Meanwhile, I want to run into the bathroom and cry, hiding my emotions from Owen who will become more emotional. And the more he sees my emotions the more he screams. With that being said we’ve been up since two in the way too early morning and he handled Christmas Day pretty darn good. He’s only had a few meltdowns and a couple demands that I couldn’t meet, but here we are heading into the night and I’m dreading the process. He’s extra tired and we are so far from our routine that he is asking for all his activities on the same day. He’s currently watching bowling videos, but not just bowling videos the tutorials. The ones that actually shows you the true techniques. On Saturdays when we go bowling I talk to him about how he can control the ball with his arm. Now he’s got the experts telling him exactly what to do. I’m so thankful he loves bowling and wants to learn about it. For Christmas, he was given a little boombox from his grandparents. He has carried it around since he received it. They gave him a CD of his favorite songs and he plays them over and over. I have a feeling this may be going to bed with him as well. He doesn’t really understand that he got it for Christmas. It was unwrapped and ready to go. But he let me open my presents without getting upset now. We learned years ago that he can handle others opening presents if they are in bags, but wrapping paper is harder for him to deal with. He got several other gifts from people that he loves and he is actually playing with them. These are huge steps for my sweet baby O. For him to be playing and interacting with toys is amazing. I see growth, especially from this year to last Christmas. Never give up, miracles happen every day. I walked through every emotion today, but the key is I got through them. Know that you are not alone. Tomorrow is a brand new day and you can change your world. 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.