“The timer goes off de bus will be here”, Owen said. Every morning now he wants to set the timer on my phone when we get to the bus stop. He gets so excited. He says, “one minute” and starts jumping up and down. He’ll go through the counting process and watches as the numbers tick away. When the bus turns the corner he gets excited as it is coming down the street. He looks at the timer as the bus comes down the road. The last few days we’ve been working on time. I want him to know what time means and I think the timer is starting to help him understand it more. When I tell him we have to do something he will yell out, “fifFFteen minute” or some random amount of time. I’m glad that he is getting the concept. When he came home from school he was hungry for a big-time snack. He went to the refrigerator, retrieving his sippy cup full of milk, set it on his table, and then said, “wanna cracker veggie straw turkey pwease”. He has long called veggie straws “crackers”, but now it seems he is starting to understand that we reference them as veggie straws so he is adding both terms. I see the growth happening right before my very eyes. I put the veggie straws and turkey on his plate and within a few minutes, he was asking for more. I do believe he is growing in more ways than one. When I look at Owen I see a beautiful work of art that has so many intricate layers that are involving constantly. I tell him all the time that he is amazing and he can do anything he sets his mind to. We can let the challenges of life win or we can challenge the curveballs that are thrown at us. 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.