I suppose we slept better than most nights but every night he still comes to find me. He immediately went back to sleep and asked for chocolate milk at the same time. When he woke up he was ready to get his day started. He didn’t want to go to the bathroom until I said the magic words, no bathroom no school. He immediately runs off to the bathroom and there you go. I told him to get his shoes. I asked him if he wanted to wear his red shoes and he replied, “no red shoes today”. I told him several times to get his shoes and he didn’t get them. So I told him that if I had to get them he would be wearing the red shoes. That got his interest and the blue shoes were magically in front of me. So this tells me several things or things that I can overthink about. He doesn’t like red shoes, he doesn’t like these particular red shoes that are a different brand from the blue ones that he does like, or red isn’t the go-to color no matter what shoes they were. I’m sure I’m missing some points but I’ll save those for overthinking on a rainy day. He was so happy as we were walking to the bus stop. The moon was still big and bold. I love hearing him talk. He said, “it’s the moon up in the sky”. He was right, it was there. His little country accent is so pronounced when he says certain words. His “the” is said almost more like “dee”. I can tell they are working with him on his sounds and letters. His spelling makes me smile. It’s said with such certainty and even though he only gets half the letters right. “Yellow”, he said, “yeeeee”. I gave him his bath and when the water was draining out he touched it and said, “I love puddles”. I thought oh how true that is. He is my puddle seeker. He fell asleep quickly tonight. I still don’t think he is feeling quite himself but much better. He drifted off to sleep talking about going to school tomorrow. I’m thankful for his big smile and the joy he brings me. Find your joy, share your smile, and know that you are important. 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.