I didn’t want to stop watching Owen shine today. He slept good, spilled milk but helped me wipe up the mess, and let me put a pirate eyepatch on him twice all by nine o’clock in the morning. Now here I am trying to teach my boy independence and life skills when the one I’m teaching him will certainly cause screams and anxiety from him and me both. But I know we will get through it together. He wants milk and lots of milk. I only fill his cup a portion of the way because he is still learning how to drink out of an open cup. This is where the magic happened. When he spilled his milk this morning he immediately started screaming. I recognize the anxiety-driven scream and told him that it would be fine. I got some paper towels to start wiping up the mess and he put his hand on it to help me wipe it up. This was huge. Miracles happen every single day if we wait, watch, and listen. This was a miracle. He has been watching Jake and the Never Land Pirates so for Halloween, I got him a pirate costume. It had numerous accessories that I was hoping he would connect with to the show. He doesn’t like anything on his head but I try to work with him so that it will get more familiar for him. He played with the doubloons, map, compass, and let me put the headband and eyepatch on him several times. These moments were huge. He wanted nothing to do with the costume but so many big steps were accomplished today. Celebrate our victories, celebrate yours. 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.