I’ve been reading with Owen every day and I got him a couple of new books. One of them was called Corduroy. As soon as I told him the name of the book he broke out into song. “Corduroy corduroy corduroy corduroy corduroy”, he sang to the tune of Old MacDonald, then immediately went into “dashing through the snow with a one horse sleigh”. I love when he sings his own version of songs. He’s like my budding little songwriter. I’m always amazed what he sings and how he puts it together. He has an amazing tone to his voice as well. He plays his different instruments and will sing his own version of songs. The other day he was sitting in his chair with his foot strumming his ukulele, singing at the top of his lungs, watching a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode. It amazes me how the episodes he loved as a toddler he still loves today. When we were done reading his books I went to fix breakfast. He was still sitting on the couch playing on his tablet. I opened a drawer and he was beside me before I could even get the utensils out. I closed the drawer as his foot was tapping and the squeal was starting. He stood inspecting the now closed drawer and each drawer near it. This is becoming a new thing for him. It’s beyond hard for him to see something out of order even if nothing is ever in order he sees an order in our chaos. He was going to spend the day with his grandma. When we got in the car it wouldn’t start. He doesn’t understand when things randomly don’t go as planned and how do you explain a broken car. I took the key back out of the ignition and this was all he could handle. He started screaming to put the key back in. The waterfall of words moved in and out of saying words that fit the situation and others where he couldn’t process what was happening. I had to get him to go back inside the house. Luckily my friend came to jump the car and we were shortly on our way. He asked me, “are you happy today”. I told him that he makes me happy. We grow and learn together, working through are emotions. His smile keeps me moving forward. Follow your dreams, learn to let go, 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.