To say you never know where some days will take you is the statement for the day and we didn’t even leave the house. When Owen woke he started coughing. He slept until six and when he got up he immediately came to me. He said all of the things like he was keeping track with a metronome. “Good morning mommy” flowed into “need a hug” and then “church,” “how are you,” and finally to the one he was wanting to say “tablet tablet.” From there a little more coughing and me trying to take it all in. I asked him, knowing he hadn’t, but wanted to see what he would say, “did you go to the bathroom?” And off he ran. I like that he went through all the conversations first. I couldn’t decide if the coughing was allergy-related or something else. I, being extra cautious took his temperature and it was slightly elevated. I decided we should stay home from church. He was very calm about it. He wanted to go but he didn’t have a meltdown when I told him we weren’t going. He saw my computer and there were animals on it. He said, “impala like an antelope.” He knows what so many animals look like it’s incredible. He spent a lot of time on his computer watching Disney shows and singing songs with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang. He played with his toys and he wanted to show me his BeatBo robot. He was doing his review of BeatBo and he came to get me. He said, “take your hand mommy” and walked me to his room. He then went through the review of his robot. He talked about the robot's face and how the ears were on. He asked me to get the “duck nose” like he sees it at vision therapy. I need to load it onto his computer and put it in a file for him so that he’ll be able to see it. He wanted to take a bath early on in the day. I’m always amused that he wants to drink bathwater, but not regular water. By mid-day, his cough was pretty much gone, and his fever was still only slightly above normal temperature. And by the end of the day, I wondered if there was something wrong with my thermometer or if it ran through his system quickly. He seemed like he wanted to sit a lot in the morning, but by evening he was running all over the place. I tried to prepare him that depending on how he felt tomorrow, he may not get to go to school. Unless something changes overnight he most likely should be able to go to school though. I never know if it’s good to prepare him or to let him know when it’s happening. He ate all day long and was in a great mood for most of it. I’m always happy when my Sweet Baby O wants to include me in his learning process. The joy is in the little things. Find your joy, share your smile, and make a difference in our world. 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.