The dude got into bed with me around five, asking for his teacher, and immediately falling back to sleep. We sleep for almost a couple hours more. I’ll take it for a Saturday. Owen woke happy, got out of bed, asking for “mulk”. Instead of running off like he normally does, he came around the side and got back in bed with me. I said, good morning Owen. He put his hands on my face. I told him that he could say good morning mommy and then I went on to tell him that today was my birthday. He said, “good morning mommy” and immediately broke out into song. “Happy birthday to ewe happy birthday to ewe happy birthday dear frands” and then he quickly thought, singing again “dear Owen happy birthday to ewe”. I thanked him and told him he did an awesome job. He was asking for milk again and started to run off. I told him that he needed to go potty before he got his milk. I always fill up his glass the night before and put it in the refrigerator, hoping to promote more independence. He is now starting to go to the refrigerator and get the milk carton out when his cup is empty. I try to give him tasks that he can accomplish and follow through on his own. Keeping it part of his daily routine and increasing the instructions as we go along. Owen’s ready to start our daily. Bowling and the coffee shop have been the request since I told him today wasn’t a school day. He doesn’t know we are going to breakfast with family. He will be happy, but he will want to leave immediately. Through the clouds the sunshine will come. Let today be your inspiration and go after your dreams. What are you waiting for. 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.