Who needs sleep, really. Owen came to my room maybe around two. I was way too exhausted to even attempt to get him back to his bed. I swear he is one with an octopus. I don’t know how he can take up so much room, pull the tiniest of my hairs in his sleep, and make so much noise but there we were. He woke extremely rested and happy it was “church day church day” and I was happy it was church day but I’m still exhausted thinking about the sleep I didn’t get. He did pretty well listening to me this morning as we had to get ready for church. He asked me the weekly questions that he always asks me when we go anywhere. He wants to make sure I have gas and I have money. I often wonder how much he understands about it but I always try to explain that gas makes the car go “vroom” and we need money to buy things that he wants like chicken nuggets. When we were in the car he said, “I get to see my friend Alex tomorrow”. My heart is full. He actually said a full sentence expressing his feelings. He was telling me about riding the bus and seeing his bus drivers. He went on to talk about his teacher and aide, plus, the rest of his friends. On the way home from church, he was very calm but once again referenced “turning right at the kangaroo”. He gets very adamant about it but I still don’t know what he means. It’s in the same area every time but at home, he will say things like, “this old man not kangaroo” and other similar sayings. I made pork chops for my lunch after getting him his requested chicken nuggets. I always have him try a bite of different foods and then he can decide if he likes it. He ate a small bite and said, “no more please” which I thought was wonderful. I didn’t think he would like the kind I made, especially since he hadn’t had it before but I was glad he still tried it and had great manners about it. I was very proud of how he listened today for the most part, except at church when he wanted to run all through the building. Hopefully, tonight will be the night he sleeps all night again. Or at least shares my bed and not taking it all. He fell asleep talking about school tomorrow and seeing his friend at the park after school. I love these connections he is making. Find your inspiration and watch your world grow. 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.