Owen got into bed with me around four, but went back to sleep. When we woke for the day, he was full of words, and energy. I can tell the antibiotics are helping. He immediately started asking for milk, but what followed was exciting to me; his tablet. Milk, it’s his go to phrase. “I want milk pwease”, he said, but it was immediately followed up by “I want tablet pwease”. This is what he really wants, his tablet, his beloved tablet. Good, bad, or indifferent, I really think it has helped him learn so many things. We got first breakfast of cereal, and then he started asking for his teacher. I told him that it was mommy and him day, we were going bowling. He kept repeating his teacher’s name. I asked him what today was, he said Monday. I told him it was Saturday; he immediately said Sunday, but asked for his teacher. I told him that we would leave in a little bit for bowling. He laughed, and asked for his teacher again. Sometimes I think he knows what day it is, and what we are doing, but says other things, because that’s what he wants to do, or how he has to process it. And sometimes I think we are both just confused. I really have to check the days, to make sure we are on the right day. After Owen goes back, and forth, about the days, I wonder myself, and get confused. He’s so happy today, interacting with me; it makes me smile to see his smile. We had second breakfast of sausage, and French toast. He went to the freezer, taking out the chicken. I told him we could have chicken for lunch. I love that he is looking for the food now. I look back over his huge milestones, thinking to when he first asked for milk. “Mulk”, he said. I wept. These days of growth are hard fought by my little boy. He has to work through every single step. Some days it’s met with pure frustration, and then the next moment he is opening the freezer, and taking out chicken. He yells to me “bowling wanna go to the coffee shop today”. Yes buddy, I do. Be inspired, be driven, and find a way to make your dreams come true. Life starts today. 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.