It feels like my heart beats out of my chest sometimes when I watch Owen struggle to go to sleep. I want to hold him and make it all better. It’s hours of his flip-flopping around his bed some nights and still no peace. We have moved on to the next supplement, hoping this will be the one. He’s like his momma having different types of reactions to things we’ve tried over the years. Supplements that are supposed to bring calm do quite the opposite for him or it only works for a few weeks and then it stops. It seems the more exhausted he is the more he fights sleep. I guess that’s like his momma too. He had a really good day though. He only got upset a couple of times with varying levels of intensity. He went to visit his grandma and on the way there he got mad because I didn’t get him “chicken nuggets and french fry”. We passed the restaurant and from there he decided to express his displeasure for me not get the requested food. It was nine o’clock in the morning and I already knew he would be going for lunch to get them, but he didn’t understand this. He loves to watch videos of people ordering chicken nuggets and french fries. I’m always shocked at how easily he finds videos of what he wants. Sometimes he will ask me to pull something up with the voice-activated option, but most of the time he randomly finds it. I tried hard to convince him not to touch my hair at dinner. But then he decided he wanted to touch it more. This is the way the ball bounces. When I bring attention to anything I want him not to do that is actually the green light to make it his priority. That’s the kid part. The part that’s hard to explain to him is that I don’t want his dinner in my hair. One day at a time I remind myself and I think fish oil is supposed to give a nice shine to your hair. We love, we grow, we learn, we grow some more. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Let yesterday go and be inspired by the journey yet to come. 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.