The dude’s ready to go bowling. I think that request came around five in the morning. Many other requests followed that, but Owen’s main concern was the routine of our day. The unplanned shift in routine yesterday because of schools being closed due to the snow threw us completely off. He still had a great day, spending time with his grandparents, but it wasn’t his beloved school and especially the routine of it all. When we came home my anxiety was right there waiting to enter our front door. We were about a block away and I saw a lady walking her dog. It wasn’t someone I recognized and I wondered if Owen saw her too. I wasn’t sure if this would help or hinder the process of getting Owen inside the house. He’s been concerned about the happenings in our neighborhood for a while now and it doesn’t help him when he is expecting a certain scenario. I’m really not sure if he saw the lady with the dog, but yesterday was the easiest transition from the car to our house in days and maybe it had something to do with his mischievousness taking over as he ran to the neighbor’s house. He loves going to sit on their steps and he hasn’t done this for a while. When we walked through our door he didn’t run to the window and scream. I waited for it. I braced myself for his emotions. Instead, he took off his shoes and socks, putting them away. The night was calmer than I expected with only a few rough spots as it wore on. He started yelling for his teacher and I explained why he wouldn’t see her until Monday. A few kicks of the cabinet and he calmed down, walking away, stating, “we don’t kick”. The actions, reactions, and emotions of our days are learning experiences for both of us. Through the rough waters, we will tread together. After the rain, the sun will shine again. Be the change you want to see in the world. 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.