Today has been long, longer than long, with a side of exhaustion. But it’s also been a great day filled with wonderful moments and amazing growth. Owen slept pretty well last night, not all the way through the night, but he did go back to sleep once he got into bed with me. That’s the plus. He woke in he morning immediately wanting his routine. “Three hours den we go to the coffee shop and bowling” was one of the many phrases Owen used throughout the morning waiting to go. He was ready for our day before I could even process that we were awake yet. I think once Owen learns more about how his body works and how to use his hands he will be breaking things so he can fix them. He walked up to me with his tablet, saying, “needs battery”, but then when I tried to take it from him to plug it in he pushed the on switch and it started coming to life. He watches videos on how to fix computers and all the sounds they make. He amazes me with the connections he is making. He loves watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse videos. He will watch a video and then come to me requesting the exact same video he is watching. “Daisy’s ponytail from de Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, he said. He wants me to use the voice-activated option to find it. I have yet to make him understood that he doesn’t need me to find something he is already listening to. He doesn’t do it all the time because he will watch the same five seconds of a video a hundred times before he moves on yet here he is requesting a video he literally hit the pause button on to ask me to find it. It stumps me how to help him through this so I go through the motions with him each time, trying to figure out a way to explain it. Things are coming together for him, but it can also be an overwhelming process for him and hard for him to comprehend what is happening. I breathe and try to get him to count to ten when the world seems impossible for him to understand. He can’t always focus on the rules of the world and makes his own as we go along. But his smile will turn my frown upside down any day. Focus on the positive side of life and the rest will follow. 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.