For a long time, Owen would run up to me, and say, “cow book”. After time I finally figured out that he wanted Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh. I’m not sure if he thought one of the characters looked like a cow, or that is the only way he knew how to explain it. Now he is talking about a cow again. “De cow has shoes”, or “de cow has issues”, I’m not sure which one; maybe I’m missing a word, as well. He has repeatedly said it for days. He said it for almost an hour straight last night. I don’t know what it means, or what he is referencing. Luckily, it is not causing him to have meltdowns. Years later he walks up to me, and says, “I want Christopher Robin pwease”, heading me his tablet, with the voice activated option going. I hope this will happen with more of the phrases he uses. He’s extremely sleepy tonight; we were up for hours in the middle of the night. He was ready to go to school, not wanting to go back to sleep, and it was only three in the morning. He finally fell asleep after five, only to have to wake up by six to get ready for school. I don’t know which one of us was more cranky. He had grown so much in the last few weeks; both mentally, and physically. The words, and connections are coming together; and he is starting to have conversations with me, using his own words. Tonight he kept running to me, across the room. He would say, “I wuv ewe”, pushing his forehead to me to give him a kiss. I’m thankful for my sweet baby O, and I’m happy he understands that I love him, and returns the emotions. I tell him every day we are a team, and he is amazing. I want him to understand he can do great things if he concentrates, and goes after his dreams. Today is the stepping stone for tomorrow. Find your inspiration, and change 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.