All the days blend together and some feel like they repeat. I woke at two and started panicking that it was Sunday and we missed church. Clearly, I was dreaming but when do I ever sleep enough to dream? Thankfully I fell back asleep and woke up knowing it was Tuesday. The difference from morning to the afternoon was hard for Owen too. He woke and went right to the bathroom and then stood by the kitchen light with really no words until I initiated them. I finished getting my coffee and then we took off to the “white bed.” He was excited because he knew he had one of his therapy sessions today and he always loves going. We got ready and we went outside to wait for the bus. He wanted our neighbor to come out but she wasn’t coming out on his schedule. He ran back and forth to the stop sign and then she came out. He said his good mornings with her and then he ran after her car and waved as she drove away. A bunny came up at this point and he got really upset because it was in our yard where he didn’t think it should be. I told him that the bunny was allowed to be there and he told me no. Finally, the bunny hopped away and he went back to running to the stop sign. The bus came and off he went. When he came home from school he told me he wasn’t going to his therapy and he took off all his clothes and said no. He told me he wasn’t going because he had no school on Friday. I told him he could still go today. I let him have his snack and then tried again. Thankfully he put his clothes back on and off we went. He had a great session and then wanted to go by the depot but really it’s more about the blue house and the metal building. I still don’t know what he’s looking for but he loves it. We got home and the eating machine was eating again. He is in a growth spurt for sure. Sleep did not come easily for him because he was worried about not seeing his teacher on Friday. He got up at least six times and finally fell asleep asking about her. I’m thankful for the progress he’s making even on these rollercoastery days. Rejoice in your moments of victory and know that you are amazing. 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.