Where do I begin and what rollercoaster was I on. I’m not the world’s best handler of all things epically out of whack or emergencies or non-emergencies. But hey I smile a lot. Owen lost one of his baby teeth today. It was a baby tooth but I thought it was an adult tooth. He bit down on his tablet because he was mad at me for telling him to go potty and then he promptly said, “pull a tooth”. Oh boy. So a few minutes later he hands me his tooth. Quick dial to the dentist, we were there before five and on our way to McDonald’s for “chicken nuggets french fries happy meal apple juice cheeseburger please” within twenty minutes after we got there. We were in the drive-thru line longer than we were at the dentist. Thankfully his dentist completely understood my sense of emergency and saw us even though they were technically closed. I should have realized it was a baby tooth from the lack of blood but it all happened so fast. Owen did great for the dentist except he was mad because he thought we were going to see the trains and they wouldn’t let him restart their computer. Other than that he did amazing for the whole thing. When we got home with his happy meal he devoured it all. I would have to say he is growing again. The rest of the night went fast. He had me searching for videos in multiple languages and telling me about animals in Hindi. I’m amazed how many languages he is listening to daily and his comprehension level seems to be soaring with every video he watches. He was telling me about the camel and where it lives and asking me about an elephant. Luckily I knew the French word for elephant but I had to answer in English. When he took his bath we read one of his bath books. He propped his feet up on the edge of the tub, grabbed his book that was floating by, and read the page about shrimp. I do believe it’s his favorite page. He said, “seahorse shrimp and jellyfish eat the shrimp yum”. I think he’s like his momma and we like to talk about food. He fell asleep in my arms and all I could think about is what my baby taught me today. Sometimes you have to breathe and know that everything is going to be alright. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Be kind to your own heart and know that tomorrow is a brand new day. 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.