Once Owen got to sleep he slept through the night. He couldn’t get it off his mind that he will not have school on Friday. I didn’t want to mention to him that he also will not have school on Monday. I don’t even wanna think about the fact that he will be out for the summer at the end of May. He is going to go to his extended school year but it’s only for a few short weeks in June. I have to breathe through all of this. Routine means the world to Owen but I can’t always give him exactly what he wants. He woke up in a pretty good mood and was ready for his day. He had requested to go bowling with his friend and so far when he woke up it sounded like he still wanted to go. I had high hopes that he would go once he got home since he has been enjoying bowling again. After I got my coffee, we went and sat down. He worked on his tablet for a while and I drink my coffee. I had him brush his teeth and he asked about his battery-operated toothbrush. I had to get rid of his last one because of him being sick. He never wanted it on but now that he doesn’t have it he is constantly asking for his toothbrush to be on. We started getting dressed and he was listening to different songs on his tablet. I asked him if he could skip for me. I started playing the song Skip To My Lou and he grinned from ear to ear. He attempted to skip back and forth between the living room and the kitchen, but it was still kind of like he was lifting one of his legs to move the other one forward. He has come a long way though. We went outside to wait for the bus and he was upset that the neighbor wasn’t coming out. He started running back and forth between the stop sign and the telephone poles until a bunny got in his path again. I’m not sure where he thinks the bunnies should be, but in the yard is not where he wants them. When he heard his bus he ran to the stop sign so he could see if the bus was coming. He watched it as it came around the corners and turned on our street. He came running back to the spot he stands in for the bus to arrive and off they went. When he came home from school, I wasn’t sure if he would still want to go bowling but as soon as he got off the bus, he immediately asked to go. We were going with our friends and he couldn’t wait to meet them. He ate a quick snack and we were out the door. I wasn’t sure how it would go because he doesn’t always want to do something after school even if he says he does want to go, but he had an amazing time and really enjoyed having our friends with us. As soon as we left he asked for his friend to come bowling again. Our night went quickly and he ate a lot once again, but this time it was later in the evening. I heard him in his bed reciting a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode as he was falling asleep. He did much better tonight with falling asleep. He only got up once. I’m thankful for a great day and even though there are moments when the rollercoaster ride is up and down I’m always thankful for his growth and mine as well. Cherish the moments, be brave in the days, and know that you are important. 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.