There was nothing fast about our morning. Owen was going to spend a few hours with his grandma today but we couldn’t get moving. He was excited to go, he wanted to go but he couldn’t process actually getting ready to go. Some days are like that. He was happy all morning but he needed to do his routine, go through his steps, and work through it on his time. We didn’t have anything we had to do so I would rather keep him calm and let him go at his pace when we can than push the envelope and have him upset. It truly doesn’t help the process if he goes into meltdown mode. His words and connections were plentiful this morning. He said, “no shirt in your mouth” as he put his shirt in and out of his mouth. We are working on ways to meet his sensory needs without chewing through all his shirts. It is helping and the words are forming. He walked around our house correcting all the furniture he thought was not lined up in the right spaces. He kept watching a video that says it’s the month of April and he walked up to me telling me it’s November. That felt huge. He told me all the days of the week and the months. He asked for apple juice instead of milk with his meal. That in itself might be the biggest step of all for our day. He finally helped me get him ready to go to see his grandma and I rejoice the progress he had so early in the day. Be thankful for the little things because usually, they lead to the biggest of steps. 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.