The French train almost derailed us this evening after he had a wonderful afternoon. His words are amazing right now. Owen’s making lots of connections and I can hear him forming his own sentences. I can also see him struggling to process the words as well. And he wants me to know all the languages. I wish I did. He got off the bus and he was animated and full of expressions. He said, “down the steps” as he walked like a big boy off the steps. He stood there waving to the bus and said, “have a good day”. The joy exploded from him. I couldn’t be happier. I love it when he feels the energy and shares his excitement with the world. When we came inside he was asking for a snack, using full sentences, “I want veggie straw and milk please”. More joy, I can’t even imagine all the things he wants to say. As the night wore on my lack of being able to speak French is not impressing him. I distracted him but I can see this is going to be his quest now. Luckily, he moved on quicker tonight. “Be careful be careful Owen”, I hear my words coming out of his mouth. He was squatting on his wobbly chair that helps with his sensory needs. He at least knows the words but not sure that he gets the meaning. He will squat on top of this stool that rocks back and forth. Most of the time he doesn’t fall off but if he hits the couch he loses his balance and he falls. Hence me telling him to be careful. He will trip over something on the floor but can squat on top of the stool without falling. It is amazing to think about but also keeps me on my toes because I’m always trying to keep him safe. For dinner, I made us hot dogs. I try to make food in different ways and with different brands and cooking styles. He likes hot dogs but he doesn’t generally eat a hot dog on a bun. I put ketchup on the bun and sliced it into four sections. He ate each one of the sections and finished it all. I put a second one down for him and he devoured most of it. My boy is for sure growing and learning. Through challenges we grow, through love we learn, and together we will get through this. Make today matter. 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.