I’m excited Owen is doing well in school. It’s amazing how far he has come and the progress he is making. He goes to sleep asking about school, wakes up asking about it, and randomly talks about it throughout the rest of the day. His teacher says he is doing really well. He is learning to spell, read, and write. This makes this momma happy. I can’t even imagine how our days would go if he didn’t like school. Yesterday when we got home our internet wasn’t connecting properly. I didn’t know it at first, but I was alerted by Owen’s squeals and then his tablet hurling across the room. This is when Owen becomes Mayor of Meltdown City, USA and I have got to find a way to push the meltdown away and get the internet working at the same time. Humor today is my way to get through the moments of yesterday when at that moment all I wanted to do was cry. And maybe I was a little mad too. Mad that I can’t figure out a way to explain to Owen that the internet isn’t always going to work in the second he needs it. How do you explain something that should be automatic or at least to him it should be. I was able to get the internet working by restarting everything and then next I had to calm him, staying calm myself. I make him count with me, starting with ten, going all the way to one hundred if we need to. I have him focus on my voice and face. I want him to learn to find his own calm. And through the years he has come a long way. I use rapid-fire questions to distract him at the moment and now he yells his own questions as needed. I concentrate on the progress and I keep his smile plaster in the memory of my mind. It gets me through these days. Find your focus, share your story, and know that you are important. 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.