The squeals and squeaks started early this morning and carried throughout the day. Some happy, some mad, and some because he wanted to see my reaction when he would yell directly in my ear. I have been trying to continue to work with him on spelling, reading, and math since school was let out what now seems like an eternity ago. Today spelling was not what he had on the agenda though. I asked him to spell his name. He quickly spelled it, “O W E N”, loudly but very calmly. It was probably calmer than he normally does it and definitely louder. I moved on to the next request of the word “ball”. This is where he was done. Not only did he not want to spell the word he didn’t want to think about it either. I forged ahead. I sounded out every single letter even though he knows how to spell it perfectly. We went through five or so more words all met with a resistance that Star Trek and Star Wars fans could debate as to which was stronger. Then I got the brilliant idea to watch a movie with him. At this point it wasn’t even 8 o’clock in the morning and movie watching was not what he had on his agenda either. I made breakfast. Breakfast became more of a snack time meal, but hey he ate. The day was going along swimmingly, albeit loudly until our power went off for about ten seconds when a storm came through. That caused our internet to go out which caused Owen to be on the floor screaming about the lights which were already back on and the internet reset quickly too. It’s so hard to explain to him why the electricity is out, even for those brief seconds. The night concluded with happy and mad screams and he finally drifted off to sleep. The new supplement and the relaxing music don’t seem to be helping yet either, but we’ll try one more night. One day at a time. Through tired eyes, I grow. There’s no greater blessing than being Owen’s mommy. Tomorrow is a brand new day. Find your strength, push forward, and love with all your heart. 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.