Owen woke happy this morning, almost giddy. He had gotten into bed with me at some point, but we both fell back asleep quickly. He wanted to take the car to the bus stop. It was slightly raining so I didn’t object. I’m thankful he is able to express more of his words now. Many of Owen’s meltdowns are caused by his lack of communication skills and no connection to what is happening. He ran up to me, saying “peaches” that still sounds like the word pizza, he got an inch from my nose, and screamed. Not only screamed but screamed so the whole world could hear him and then walked away laughing. We are working on the ￼ pronunciation of words. I tried to get him to say the word “peach”, but every time I said the word he would say “es”. So I tried to overemphasize the word. This is when I can tell they work a lot with his speech at school, as well, because he was ready to repeat the word back and forth with me. I said, “peach ch ch ch” and he replied, “ch ch ch pizza”. It’s coming. There is huge progress every day. Tomorrow is a teacher planning day so no school for Owen. He’s cried and screamed his teacher’s name multiple times when I tried to explain he had no school. He keeps saying, “I have to go to sleep first and den go to school”. I’m now agreeing with him and we will cross the no school bridge tomorrow. I rejoice the progress and try to help him through the moments he can’t process. Cherish the little steps because they lead to great victories. 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.