“Sit”, was Owen’s command this morning. He wanted me to sit in a certain spot on the couch. He said it repeatedly. I told him we needed to get ready so he could see his teacher. He started repeating her name. But as soon as I moved to get us ready he started screaming for me to sit again. I told him we had to rush to get to the bus. I said the magic words if we didn’t leave right that minute he wouldn’t get to see his teacher. It was amazing how quickly he moved at that point. When he doesn’t want to go somewhere then he doesn’t want to go. Sometimes he can’t process what’s happening and other times he has his own agenda that I might not understand but I know that if he doesn’t want to do something it is getting harder for me to make him do it. When he got home from school I could tell he was so happy. He absolutely loves school and he is thriving at his new school. I can easily see things they are working on with him through his use of words and emotions. The night was like a whirlwind of emotions for both of us. He got a fleck in his eyelash and I attempted to wipe it out. I explained to him it was there but he wanted nothing to do with me trying to get it off. I explained in detail why I wanted it off his eyelash, hoping it wouldn’t hurt his eye. A few minutes later he at least stood still for me to get it off of his face. We had egg rolls for part of our dinner. At first, he ran from them but still took a bite. He wouldn’t come back to the table for about twenty minutes. I ate most of the egg rolls except the one I put on his plate. When he came back he ate the whole thing. I should have saved more for him. His words were amazing tonight. The L, the glorious L. He said it, Owen said it. He said, “basebaLL cap” and “girL”. He said the Ls. I was beyond thankful to hear those words. As we were getting ready for bed he said, “hi Owen you say hi mommy and I say hi Owen”. I try to explain to him that he says the other person’s name and it sounded like he was working through this. Never give up, miracles happen every day. 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.