We interrupt this regularly scheduled day for a holiday. Well, in West Virginia at least, it’s a holiday. Happy Birthday to West Virginia. But for Owen, that means a day off from summer school. He went to bed asking for his teacher. He woke asking for her and the bus. And now he wants to know when we are going to the coffee shop and bowling. A change in schedule is not something Owen can easily be convinced is happening. He wants and thrives on routine. He seems to be growing before my very eyes. He’s taller and he has a big appetite lately; as I look over and say, “don’t put the turkey between your toes”. My sensory seeker is very active today. His jumping and stimming are in full swing. He’s very excited; singing, screaming, and stomping his way through the songs, with his underlying “EEEEE” sound coming through when he isn’t singing. Until a moment in time when his tablet stopped working as it should. Somehow he muted the apps, but yet there was still sound coming from the device. He was screaming “fixith” as I was trying to figure out what was even wrong with it. There was still sound, but yet none of the apps were working. I couldn’t concentrate to try and fix it. But I knew I had to fix it. Trying to convince him to play with something else is not easy. He was sitting as close to me as he could, screaming in my ear, and on the verge of a meltdown. I restarted it numerous times, finally thought to Google a solution and came up with the answer. Ahh, the lovely mute button. Somehow he pulled down the menu and muted it. Mute however still lets sound come out when you are testing the sound. As soon as I fixed it, I handed it to him, he put it on the couch, and walked away. So as the adventure goes we are ready for school. Find what makes you happy, go after your dreams, and know that you are amazing. 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.