Bounce bounce bounce kick splash kick splash ewwww eeeee nooo shhhh and the sounds continue. I can only imagine what all the sounds mean to him. He slept until five and I really didn’t try to convince him to sleep longer. We had a big day ahead or so I hoped. The rain kept falling and I was hoping it would stop in time to have the Easter egg hunt at church and thankfully it did. The morning went quickly and he was excited to go to “church church church.” He sang it out in almost a sing-song manner. His allergies were still bothering him I could tell but thankfully no other signs. I wanted to get him to the egg hunt early so the crowds wouldn’t get to him and he could see where everything was. The rain had stopped by the time we left for church but I could tell each raindrop he touched meant something to him. When he opened the car door he pulled his hand away almost like it was hot. He then looked at his hand like he was examining the effects the rain had on it. He had told me he wanted to take Easter robot BeatBo to the egg hunt and bowling but he did not want to take him once it was time to go. He had a great time. I wasn’t sure how long he would last but I was thrilled with everything he wanted to do. He got a Spider-Man symbol painted on his hand. I wanted to see how he would react and after the initial shock, he left it without even looking at it. We walked around for a few minutes and then it was time for the bounce houses and slides. He loved the slide. He didn’t want to come down at first but he loved them. When he went through the inflatable obstacle course he didn’t quite understand it all but he was able to accomplish it. At that point, it was time for the egg hunt and he picked up many and put them in the bag. I asked him if he wanted to stay or go bowling. They have tournaments so if we don’t go at a certain time it is hard to get a lane. He wanted to go and I was glad because he was getting overwhelmed or maybe it was me. We got to the bowling alley and he absolutely had a great time. I can see that it won’t be much longer and he will be throwing the ball on his own. We got home and he wanted to take a bath. My question always is why is there not a sitting area in my bathroom. Plus bathrooms should always be waterproof. He once again ate everything I put in front of him and asked for more. I am trying to work on how he washes his hands. For a child that likes water as much as he does it’s hard. He will not wash off the soap. He won’t even put his hands in the water. We will keep at it and try other ways. He was ready for his day tomorrow and it only took three times for him to stay in bed. Even with our challenges today was an amazing day. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. 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.