“Single bells single bells single all the way”, has been the song of choice for Owen since about five o’clock this morning after he kept yelling his teacher’s name. How do you explain a holiday. I can’t believe how big Owen is getting. In so many ways I see the growth and how he is changing. Then I feel his emotions and how he reacts to things, and I know we still need to work through these moments. He is currently watching a vacuuming video. He has control of it, asked me to even find the vacuum videos, but every time he hits the play button he cries out, “it will be off in a minute”. He then comes running to me, asking me, “wanna vacuum”. If I say, yes let’s vacuum, he screams. If I say no, he says, “vacuum in a minute”. For this, a distraction was needed. Let’s count to ten, I said. He immediately started pointing to his fingers on his hand and counting them. He counted all five by pushing on them with his other hand. He wasn’t mad and I wasn’t helping him count them. Both things were huge. When he got to six he kept counting, looking at me, and shaking both of his hands. He wasn’t really able to figure out how to hold six up on his own and he couldn’t process how to count the other hand at the same time, but these moments are still huge and show growth. As soon as he was done he went right back to being upset about vacuuming and not vacuuming. I take our victories when they come and celebrate each and every one of them. When we came home today from our adventures Owen yelled, “turn right” at the correct moment. Normally he says “turn left” or “straight up” no matter which way we are going. I told him how excited I was and that he got it correct. He starts telling me how to drive before we even walk out our door, so this victory counts as a big one, even if it was only in that moment, for those moments will lead to more. Celebrate your victories, celebrate ours, 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.