The day started off much better than yesterday even though I had a massive headache. Owen was very calm for me, listening to my words, and even offering a “big hug” numerous times. He stayed calm throughout the day and came running to me numerous times for various types of interactions. At one point I caught a glimpse of the trash and saw Owen’s shirt in it. I tried not to think about it. I suppose I could use them for rags, but it’s too hard. Sometimes he chews through a shirt a day or a towel, the couch, even his blanket. It depends on the day. I try to remind him not to chew on things, but I also remind him all day long to keep the volume lowered on all his devices. I had to not think about that shirt or all the other shirts I’ve thrown away. He has different types of chew accessories, but his shirts have always been his favorites followed closely by the couch. Instead, I like to think about all the new foods he has been trying lately and different flavors of foods he already loves. The last few times I’ve ordered our groceries they have been out of his beloved plain veggie straws. So okay, don’t they know this is a no-no. But I ordered a couple of the different flavors to try and he loved them. I’m very thankful that he is branching out with his food choices. He knows that he at least has to take one bite of something before he “throw it in de trash”. I will not make him try foods that I can tell he has a gag reflex to, which happens often. I think about how far we’ve come and the words he says now, not to mention the foods he eats, and all I can do is rejoice in these moments. Find your inspiration and motivation and the rest will follow. 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.