I gotta get off the cranky train stage left. I woke early, thankful Owen was still asleep in his bed, but he woke around six, climbing into my bed. At this point, he was asking for his teacher, but quickly fell back asleep. When it was time to get up he didn’t want to. And then once he did his “ball” was of great concern. He wants his teeth out as soon as they are loose and he wants them back in his mouth as soon as they are gone. I explained to him “they will grow back”, but he wants me to find his ball and put it back in. I’m not sure why he started calling his teeth “balls”, but here we are. He will reference them as teeth too, only after I ask him about his teeth. I’m thankful for his words though. I’m thankful that he can explain enough for me to understand his concerns. It’s so hard when he can’t express what he wants to tell me or ask for things he is looking for. Many meltdowns have come when I can’t understand his words, especially when he knows exactly what he wants, but I can’t figure it out. This happens a lot with the voice-activated control. He may have heard a phrase one time on a video and he expects to be able to say it and me to find it. It’s even harder if he thinks he is saying the words exactly like the video, but he can’t understand why I’m not responding. He calls Sesame Street “sesame trick”. He wants Peekaboo Sesame Street, but for some reason, the app is no longer available. He gets so upset when I can’t load it for him. He watches the video and then wants to play the game. He does this with a lot of apps. He finds the videos either in the App Store or on YouTube and then wants to do the same steps as he watched. He especially likes to watch the reviews people do and then follow along with the app, reciting the words. My sweet baby O is growing and learning. I’m amazed at his memory and hold on to his smiles that get me through my day. Today is one moment in time. Follow your heart, go after your dreams, and make today matter. 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.