Owen decided what he wanted to wear today. He wanted to wear his “sweatpants”. He’s asked for them a couple of times but I didn’t have them clean. Summer weather is fast approaching I need to find an alternative to sweatpants that he might like. He went on to his blue shirt and blue shoes. He wanted “brown socks” but he doesn’t have brown socks. He’s been asking for different colored socks so I ordered some for him and we’ll see how he likes them. He’s also been asking for “bunny socks” but I haven’t found them yet. Changing seasons are hard on him because shorts to pants have always been a hard transition for him. He has an even harder time with what I’m wearing. He wants me to have home clothes and going out clothes. And then he needs to have me in a specific style of clothing when I am in those different locations. Now that I understand it more I’ve been trying to change things up for him more often. He gets used to seeing me wear one style of clothing through a whole season and then when he sees me in something different it’s out of context for him. I can’t tell you how many meltdowns my clothing or lack of me wearing my glasses have caused. I have to be the picture-perfect version of me. One step at a time I remind myself. We’ve come so far. He will let me wear my hair back without trying to rip my hair out of the holder but my hair still can’t be wet. “Turn it off” he yells when he sees my hair wet. I’ve been trying to slowly introduce my hair in different manners for him but it’s hard on him. He heard the rain outside about the same time I did. “It’s raining today”, he said. It still amazes me when he says something in the moment and it being relevant. I’m thankful for those connections. I got his bath ready and he likes me to run the shower at the same time. He kept saying, “it’s too hot”. I knew he meant he wanted the water to be hotter but he always says the opposite. I am trying to show him the difference between the temperatures but he hasn’t quite grasped it yet. I know it will come. My sweet baby O is growing every day. Today is the stepping stone for tomorrow. Celebrate the little steps because they will lead you to your greatest victories. 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.