I’ve smiled a lot today. In fact, I’ve smiled more today than I’ve smiled in a long time. And I can say I woke up cranky so it was not how I thought my day was going to go. Last night I stayed up way too late working on numerous projects. The days feel long and nights go quick. I want those few hours of quiet to sit and wind down from the day, but they always feel like there is something to do. Owen woke full of words and energy, asking for “box”. He wants a computer tower instead of a laptop. He will keep this on his mind for the days to come. I showed him how to work the mouse on the laptop and today he got it out on his own and started using it. He likes to turn it on and off, but he was also going to the notepad and typing out his numbers, letters, and words that we go through. He played a lot of music today, especially on his keyboard. He was playing some of the prerecorded tunes and then dancing around and singing. The singing was truly the best part. He’s my future little songwriter. He doesn’t always like it when I video him so I hope this is one of those memories that will last my lifetime. He truly has an incredible tone and rhythm. He started singing, “open notepad 12 123” keeping with the rhythm and then adding more words about the computer and his day. He sang and danced for over an hour. I’m still smiling as I think about his calculated moves and his hand up in the air as he watched how it moved. He doesn’t always make the connection to his body and movements so he is still very fascinated to watch what his body does. I often wonder if him watching how he moves helps confirm the motions to himself. I remember as a toddler he would take my finger and make me do the selection, like his finger wasn’t capable or he needed the confirmation that it could be done. I didn’t quite grasp how much his sensory needs would come into play as well. I know tonight I will fall asleep with a song in my heart, a smile plastered to my face, and the dreams of another great day for my sweet baby O. Find your inspiration and motivation and be the change you want to see in the world. 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.