When you are in a pandemic you aren’t in the car that much. But when you are in the car there are rules to follow. And I forgot about these rules today that I really can’t even follow. It was sprinkling when I picked Owen up from my mom’s. I automatically turned on the wipers as the rain got harder. The screams started immediately. “Wipers”, he yelled. I could hear in his tone the song The Wheels on the Bus was what he was thinking about. The screams got louder. I kept driving. The closer we got to home the lighter the rain became. The wipers make too much noise, maybe there’s something else too, but the screams are always there. I don’t even know how I can explain to him that we have to use the wipers. I’ve tried, but we are not in the car that much when it rains. In many ways, that’s good for him, but it’s still hard for him to process when we have to use them. He has been eating so much lately. He looked taller when he woke up this morning. His hair seemed like it grew overnight too. I’m always amazed at the things he will eat and the foods he won’t even try. We had bbq pork nachos for dinner tonight and he only ate a few of the chips, but a ton of the meat. I’m thankful he’s a good eater, but I also know all the steps we go through still to this day to work on foods with him. I felt like he wasn’t really using his words as the day wore on, but he still was communicating with me for his needs. I am thankful he fell asleep quickly tonight. It’s amazing what a difference there is from giving him a sleeping supplement to now giving him a few sips of tea. The supplement had him climbing the walls and a few sips of the tea now help him fall asleep in under an hour. His body, like mine, reacts to supplements so differently. I’m so glad the switch is helping. We shall see how long this lasts. It’s like his body gets used to something quickly and it stops helping. I pray that we keep having nightly success stories. For today I’ll celebrate this victory and the sleep that he is getting. Never give up on your dreams. Follow your heart, live life 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.