“It opens at eleven,” he said repeatedly to me throughout the morning. He wanted to go to the pool and he was ready to go a little after three in the morning. Owen woke ready but was also still tired. It’s hard to make plans for him because that changes everything about our days ahead. No matter how many times I said for him to go back to sleep he was ready for swimming and sleep was not happening. The morning went quickly even though he was focused on going to the pool. We got ready and went to the pool. We stayed for about an hour and fifteen minutes. It was overcast but nice in the water. He did really well. He keep jumping off the platform that was by the stairs and loving it. I didn’t want to stay too long because he goes into sensory overload. When we left I ordered a pizza from the restaurant that he likes their sign. We then went through their drive-thru after he said, “no pizza today” but was happy to go through the drive-thru and look at the sign. When we got home he opened the box to get to the pizza. He was loving it. The next two days are busy and busier than he knows it. We are going to breakfast with his grandma. I did not tell him about breakfast because he will not be able to sleep. Before bed, he started saying, “Friday be with mommy tomorrow.” He’s already moved on to Friday to make sure what is happening even though he’s excited about his therapy tomorrow. He has a therapist appointment on Friday as well and I wasn’t going to mention it, but it just came out. He gave us time to talk about him getting a new therapist, though, so that hopefully will make it an easier transition when we go on Friday. The rest of the day was filled with him, asking questions about the remainder of the week and when school start. Bedtime was quick and he’s ready for his days ahead. I’m glad he had a good day even in those moments of anxiousness I feel like he is making progress. His smile and joy at the pool are what made my day. Find what makes you smile and let your dreams come true. 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.