Today felt like a whirlwind, slow motion, and fast forward kinda day. Owen has been talking about shapes for days. He’s gone through this cycle before. But now it’s even more exciting because he says the names of the shapes so clearly. He talks about how many sides and he sings songs about them. He started asking Siri how to say each shape in all the different languages. I have trouble with trapezoid in English, wait until I have to remember it in French, German, Spanish, Italian, so forth, and so on. I decided to get him a shape sorter. It had other activities with it and I debated back and forth since he doesn’t always like toys but I thought I’d get it and see. It came first thing this morning, which is always so interesting to me that things come on Sundays now, but here it was. I took it out of the box and Owen immediately wanted to take the shapes and put them in the holes. He told me what each one was as he was putting them in their slots but quickly realized there was no heart shape. I didn’t know a heart would be the shape he wanted most but he kept asking for it. This shape sort only had a few shapes. I need to see if I can find a big one that has tons of them. He also wants a trapezoid and trapezia. All I keep thinking is grow my sweet baby O, grow. Hard to believe he will be nine next week but I’m thankful. When he was younger I would hear parents say they wanted their kids to stay young. I truly get the sentiment and emotions but all I would think is I wanted him to grow. The older he gets the more connections he is making to the world around him. I was thankful for his interactions with me today and even though it was me encouraging him he once again played with toys. And he wanted to read his books to me as he drifted off to sleep. It seemed like he fell asleep peacefully. We had a few moments that neither one of us got our way but through most of it we were both very calm. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings for my sweet baby O. Let tomorrow be your dream come true. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.