Owen laughed and laughed and laughed last night as he was trying to fall asleep. I wondered if it was because of my hair or if there was something else on his mind. It happens like that. When he can’t stop thinking about something he will repeat words over and over and laugh or scream. I was thankful for the joyous laughter instead of the sad screams. It was late before he finally fell asleep after one last “big hug pwease”. It took me a while to fall asleep after that even though I was exhausted. It’s always something it seems. When he woke this morning he was happy. He did have one concern though, my hair. More so than normal. I had a feeling he would want it to be a certain way after my introduction to wet hair yesterday. I have to keep pushing forward I tell myself, not necessarily very convincing, but I know it’s the right thing to do. He needs to see me if different circumstances and looks. It’s hard for him to process it all so I know that I have to keep introducing changes to him slowly. Sometimes I wonder what I can do to help him process changes easier. He was full of words and emotions today. It makes my heart happy when he’s able to make new connections and use his words to express what he wants. He is still learning how to enunciate his letters. His Js sound more like Ss and I have to figure out what he’s trying to say. Add that to his words not always connecting to the actual meaning like “birthday candle” for when he wants his toenails clipped and sometimes it’s a big mystery that we have to solve together. Sometimes this goes smoothly. Other times he gets very frustrated with me. I remind him we are a team and we have to get through this together. Through life, we are given lessons. They may not always be the lessons we want, but we have to learn to embrace them and grow. Today is your day. 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.