It took Owen hours to fall asleep last night. Me, not so much. With the time change, it is even harder to get Owen to go to sleep. However, last night he was asking for bed earlier than most nights, but it took him three hours to go to sleep. He was very calm the whole time, wanting to “watch de movie”, and watching it over again. When the video ended he requested to “watch de movie one more time”. I told him, yes, but he had to close his eyes. He takes things very literally, so he took his fingers to his eyelids to close them. I should know this by now, but I still say the words that come so naturally. I try to work with him on expressions and meanings, but since he is still learning words, in general, it’s hard to explain what the idioms mean. One day at a time. I fell asleep multiple times laying next to him as he struggled to sleep. Every time he noticed I was asleep he would wake me. Luckily, he remained calm the entire time, but he certainly didn’t want me asleep before him. He got right in my face or tried to open my eyes under my glasses. Nighttime is always hard for us and emotional for me. I try to keep everything routine for him, but nothing is routine and especially this week with spring break. He kept asking last night about school. I hadn’t told him anything and I finally said he wouldn’t be going to school. Right wrong decision or was it the wrong right decision, I don’t know, but he started yelling “I’m done with school”. Very mixed emotions struck me with his words. I was amazed at how he came up with this and how he formed the sentence, but sad because he was crying out about school. He knows what the rest of his schedule for the week is and almost like he knew what I was thinking he said, “school’s over I’m done with school”. Four more days, I tell him, maybe reminding me as well. The weekend will be our comfort zone. And maybe he’ll sleep well tonight. This I pray every night for my sweet baby O. Through a river of tears there will still be a waterfall of sunshine coming your way. Follow your heart, make your dreams come true, and know that today is one moment in time. 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.