I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve been up since four in the morning or if it’s because we spent part of the day at the park or maybe it was the long walk Owen took with his grandma but he fell asleep quickly tonight. He knew he was going to grandma’s house later in the day but he wanted to go as soon as he woke up. I begged and bribed him with his tablet if he would let me sleep a little longer. I don’t know that I got much more sleep because he wanted to see that my “eyeballs are round” but at least he followed directions and sat with me with his tablet volume low. When it was time to go to grandma’s he kept telling me “two more thirty minutes”. He has no real concept of time itself yet he knows what time it is better than me. Saturdays always seem to be a hard day for him to get into the day. Even though Saturdays are kind of routine they aren’t as structured as his weekdays. I got him redressed because he isn’t quite ready to wear shorts outside of the house yet and as soon as said we were going he took his shorts and shirt off. I put his requested blue pants and shirt on him. It’s another transitional thing we have to work on. Once he gets used to wearing pants it’s hard for him to go back to wearing shorts. And he still struggles with me wearing home clothes versus going out clothes. When we are heading home, no matter where we are, he will start saying “mommy change”. After he spent the afternoon with grandma we went to the park with some friends. I took a kite with us and we had a nice time. The weather was beautiful for it. The wind wasn’t very strong but we were still able to fly the kite. He loved swinging and talking about going down the slide but he didn’t go down the slide too many times. On the way home he asked to go “see the windows”. I hadn’t planned on driving him by the downtown area that he loves looking at the windows but he thought we were going to go. Somehow he associates this area with computers and always talks to me about “starting windows” when we drive by. It fascinates me how he puts it all together. As soon as he realized I wasn’t driving him to the windows he went right into meltdown mode. He screamed so loud in the car, crying, and attempting to make himself sick so I turned and took him to see the windows. There’s a difference between a meltdown and a tantrum. And sometimes it’s really hard to tell but his emotions told me this would last all night if I didn’t take him to see the windows. When we got home it took him a while to settle down but I could tell he enjoyed his day. He sat with me on the couch with his legs over mine so I wouldn’t get up. “Sit” was his command. He didn’t hesitate long when I said it was bath time. I’m thankful today was a beautiful day and that my sweet baby O got to play with a kite. Dream big, share your story, and know that you can make a difference in the 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.