Some days feel like a rollercoaster that never stops. I might be sitting, but my mind is riding up and down through all the twists and turns in our day. To say Owen had a rough day is probably an understatement. And to say he had a good day is an understatement too. How is that possible, but it is. He spent some of the day with his grandma. He couldn’t really process us leaving the house first thing this morning even though he loves spending time with his grandma. He told me, “I’m not going to grandma’s today”. He says this expression a lot when he is going through the motions about what is in store for his day, but it doesn’t always reference that he really doesn’t want to do something. He will say it when it is not a day he is going to a particular place as well. “I’m not going to the store today” and it’s not even something we talked about doing. I don’t know if he is trying to tell me he really does want to do something or he has is trying to communicate a particular aspect of it. I had an appointment today so he had to go. His day was full of meltdowns. The longer we are away from his routine the more meltdowns he has. When I went to pick him up he came to me and I could see he was clearly upset. I bent down to hug him, but he screamed and pulled my hair. I started singing the song we sing together when he has meltdowns. He started screaming more. At that point, it’s a mission to distract him and get him home. When we got home he was calmer. As soon as he walked in the door he went and sat in his spinning top, needing the comfort of the movement. He smiled, laughed, and sang with me the rest of the night. Still holding on to some of those emotions, but we worked through them together. Find your calm, shake away the blues, and remember tomorrow is a brand new day. 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.