Owen went to sleep pretty quickly last night. From there he was awake at some point but I couldn’t really see the clock. He crawled into bed with me and luckily went back to sleep. He slept a little later and I seemed to have woken up earlier than I wanted to. When he woke I heard him talking in my bed. “Lion here lion in bed roar”, he said. Sometimes his phrasing amazes me. He hears words and then applies them to different situations. I don’t know if he understood that “lion” and “lying” sound so similar and if he was using “lion” to explain he was laying down in the bed or if it was a coincidence. Today was bowling day. He went to see grandma for a few hours before we went bowling. Today’s adventure was quite different than last week’s. The last month has been so hard on him without his schedule and routine being exactly what he needs them to be. It took all my strength to go again. I didn’t want a repeat of the meltdown from last week. We got there close to the time they opened, hoping they wouldn’t be busy. Luckily there were only a few people already there. When we got to our lane I could tell by his actions and reactions he was still processing what happened last week. He made certain gestures and references that I helped him work through and after a few minutes he settled in and we had a lot of fun. He was very animated and threw himself to the ground numerous times to be one with the lane. He likes to see everything moving at eye level. When we left there we came home and he sat with me most of the evening. I think he was still reflecting on the day. As the day ending he didn’t want to go to bed but he certainly wanted to go to church, reminding me often of the friends he would see tomorrow. I’m thankful for today. Some days it is really emotional for me to even walk out our door. The screams, meltdowns, and questions keep me rooted in one spot but today was a good day. He screamed on the way home but this one was purely the attention-getter kind and I was able to get him to sing over my bad singing. One day at a time and one smile will lead to a million more. Focus on the positive side of life 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.