Thankfully the rough night did not translate to a hard day, well so far, I’m thinking on the positive side though. He ate like a champ and been singing up a storm, rules do apply though. Funny I used the word storm earlier. We had one whipped through and out went our power. This caused Owen to have a major meltdown. He ran through the house screaming about the lights, flipping the switches, and then throwing himself on the ground. The last time our power was out it took him months to get over it. He would bring it up randomly running to the switch to make sure the light turned “onT and offT” even though it was already on. I got him into his bath routine for bed. That at least made him happier. I let him watch videos after his bath. It distracted him for a while. Next came convincing him that he could go to sleep when the lights were out even though he always wants the lights completely off when he goes to bed he is the one that normally controls it. The previous night of crying and falling asleep late finally caught up with him. He was out after he screamed a little more about turning on the lights. I pray they are back on by the morning. All my emotions sit heavy knowing how hard this was on him the last time it was out when someone hit a telephone pole behind our house. It might be time to look into a generator. Through chaos, I am learning to strive for calm. The calmer I am the calmer he will be. And let’s just say I have a lot of learning to do. The sun will shine again, your dreams can come true if you set your mind to it, and today is the first day of the rest of your life. 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.