I have to say it was nice for us to sleep to the glorious time of six in the morning. The morning felt very random. Owen was all over the map. Not even an inch from my nose he kept repeating over and over “church in a little bit.” If I ignore the behavior he screams and screams. If I answer the behavior it gets repeated over and over. If I cry he asks me if I want a hug and walks away before he gives me one. There are answers to how I should react to these behaviors but exhaustion wins every time. He wanted to discuss yesterday, tomorrow, and today. Technically it was the whole week ahead. He immediately asked for waffles when he first woke up. I fixed them and then he walked away from his plate. He had eaten the dry cereal I had given him and he doesn’t like his plate to be empty so he requested the waffles. As the morning went on he ate them and then asked for two more. He didn’t eat those until right before we went to church but he ate them all. He was excited about going to church but he was now processing about the bus on Monday. Keeping him on track is hard to do. He gets the next event in his mind before the one that is taking place is even finished or as soon as it’s finished he wants to fill in the blanks for the days ahead. If I mention too many days ahead it sends him into a complete meltdown. He did great at church and was thrilled they had a tv on a stand in the lobby. He kept walking past it and then staring under it to see the shadows. He even made his way into a meeting to say hi to everyone before we went outside. He wanted to ride his bike again and we had just enough time before the rain came. He is doing amazing on his bike and starting to turn really easily now. We went to get his requested chicken nuggets and a cheeseburger before we headed by his beloved windows and then home. He ate most of his lunch and watched a lot of videos on his computer. I love that he is wanting to dance more when he is watching the videos. His body awareness is increasing and he can do more activities. When our internet went out I heard my words coming out of his mouth. “Give it a second,” he said. I always tell him it will come back on, to give it a second. The night went quickly and bedtime was met with him coming to me numerous times to talk to me about the fact that he went to the dentist to count his teeth. I’m thankful for his growth and I know he will keep soaring to new heights. 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.