Owen stood as close as he could to the tv screaming French phrases and then singing a Spanish song as something completely different was playing on the screen. All of these words and songs he learned from watching Disney Junior on YouTube. I’ve always thought he considers all languages as one big happy language and the older he gets I’m pretty sure I’m right. I’m slowly getting him to ask for the other languages though. He now asks for Disney Junior in “Latina”, “Italianana”, “Germaaan”, “Spanisd”, and “Frenche”. He also asks for “avocado” but I think he is trying to say a cooking show’s host’s name. Plus, he asks for it in other languages that I can’t even distinguish. And the stronger his English becomes the more he asks me to find videos in all of these languages. Trying to convince him I cannot say all the words in all the languages frustrates him to no end. And then the screaming is out of control. I’m taking a different approach now and hoping that he will realize we don’t scream at each other. One step at a time I remind myself. He understands no personal space. He will get an inch from my nose or walk up and pull my hair out of the blue. We talk about it all the time and tonight he actually walked up to me, got real close to touching my hair but didn’t. Five minutes later he did though. He jumps constantly through our house. We have a small trampoline and lots of sensory toys but he still jumps up and down a lot. I can feel my whole house shake when he does it and I keep wondering when we will end up in the basement. I think we might need to add a little support to the floors. It took him three hours to fall asleep. “One plus one ecos two two plus two ecos fours fours ecos touch the monster’s eyes to wake it up it’s time to go to sweep” and this is where the fake snoring begins. “It’s time to go to sleep night night everybody”, he continued and then more fake snoring. I didn’t know one can fake snore for an hour but one can. His words are filled from videos and apps that he plays. He kept laughing, jumping all over the bed, and then he gave himself several high fives and finally calmed down enough to fall asleep. This momma is tired today and possibly a little cranky but according to Owen “you happy today” so I will let his smile guide me. Don’t give up on the happiness yet to come. Keep pushing forward and know that tomorrow is a brand new 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.