Learning patience is hard. Owen slept through the night and I’m thankful for that. He was concerned about missing the bus tomorrow when he hadn’t even gone to school today. This is the overthinking part for me. When I called the dentist's office I could either take him on Thursday in the morning or wait until May. If it was an emergency they would have gotten him in right away but it’s more to ease my mind once again than anything really wrong that I can tell. I knew having the appointment on Thursday would be hard for him but he is constantly asking about his tooth. It’s a lot, a lot. Like all the time. He knows that generally, he rides the bus to school and then I pick him up for his favorite day, therapy Thursdays. He kept telling me that he would see his teacher first and then go to the dentist because he would ride the bus. I sent his teacher a note telling her his concerns. I knew she would help address it and that’s one more reason we love her. She not only teaches them what the curriculum is but life skills as well. They may be in elementary school but she is trying to teach them skills that will last their lifetimes. And for this, I’m very thankful. The whole team at his school is very invested in him and the other kids. This helps me in so many ways because they know when I say Owen needs help understanding he isn’t coming to school on the bus they will work on it throughout the day to help him with the process. When we were waiting for his bus this morning he was talking about his bus tomorrow. I know it is all daunting for him to not know what each day holds. He wants every day to be exactly what he needs it to be. He loves going to his dentist and we are going by some of his favorite places but it is still hard on him. When he got home from school he kept telling me that he would see his teacher first. I told him then he wouldn’t see his dentist, I would have to cancel the appointment. I think he was starting to make the connection. I never know if I should tell him ahead of time or right at the moment. It is all an overthinking time for me. The afternoon turned into night before we knew it. He wanted to take a bath and then he spent a few more minutes with his tablet. Once he went to bed he only got up once to come to tell me he was going to the “dentist first” and then to see his teacher. He also wanted to make sure I was picking him up from school. Each day that we work through a process is a victory. Today was a victory. Find the victory in your day and know that you can accomplish great things if you set your mind to it. 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.