Well, the dude was tired. I lost count of how many hours we actually slept last night. But being tired does not mean sleep comes easily for him or that he slows down at any point. It’s almost like he flips the off switch and he’s done. When we came home today he immediately started digging through his toy box. That never happens. Generally, he runs right for his tablet, taking one shoe off while he’s trying to find a video, attempting to pull his pants off while one shoe is still on, and that’s when the screaming commences. Every single day I go through the steps that he has to take his shoes off first, but he can only take the one off easily. I’m not sure why that is, but he has always had more issues with the one side over the other. Before he even tried to take his shoes off he went straight for his bowling pins. He lined them up on the floor and then looked for the tiny little ball that goes with them. He talked about his elbow and his thumb like he does on our Saturday adventures to the bowling alley. I have explained to him that he has control of the ball with his arm and thumb and that he will be a professional bowler one day if he wants to. He played with his set for almost thirty minutes. He interacted with me, wanting me to throw the ball sometimes and other times he rolled it to the pins, even throwing it occasionally. I could tell he was extremely tired but he was playing. Throughout the night he kept going back to bowling. Between the excitement of him actually playing with his toys and him uttering some of the greatest words ever “need to go potty” with success the night flew by and I’m incredibly thankful for his growth. Even though the night was long those few hours gave me the best feeling of victory. I wonder how many bowling sets we can go through. He had squished several of the pins beyond recognition and they don’t stand up anymore. He’s asleep. There was no calm for him tonight. But there was a lot of love. Never give up. I often reflect on where we’ve come from because it shows me his growth. Focus on the positive side of life for it is truly how to change your world. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make today matter. 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.