Owen woke earlier than he would on a normal school day, but here it was Saturday. He was requesting his teacher, and then quickly changing to bowling. I said it’s nighttime, hoping for more sleep that I knew we wouldn’t get. He’s having a great morning. I was sitting right next to Owen. He’s was playing on his tablet and we were singing together. He wasn’t looking directly at me, but as soon as I touched my hair, to move it out of my face, he stopped and checked to make sure I didn’t change. I have to be the picture of me at all times. My hair is still his comfort and his weapon. Thankfully he doesn’t rip it from my head anymore, but occasionally he will still pull it when he is mad. He also wants to put it in his mouth a lot; getting a different type of sensory input from that. He’s been eating more lately and trying new foods. As he was eating his breakfast this morning I asked him if he had to go potty. I’ve been trying to explain to him that he can tell me “yes ma’am” or “no ma’am” if he doesn’t have to go. When I asked he said, “yes ma’am after food”. Hallelujah came to mind. Sometimes my life is so overwhelming I forget that it is overwhelming. I don’t give myself enough credit or a break. I beat myself up instead of giving myself the peep talk I need. Today is one moment in time. I’m thankful for where we are today. Look at the journey ahead, be proud of what you’ve accomplished, and when all else fails succeed at something else. 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.