A morning that starts around six is a good start to our day especially when Saturdays are not always days Owen will sleep late. I like days when we both start out in a great mood. That wasn’t today but I quickly caught up. I couldn’t fall asleep last night so that was hard. Some nights are like that. He was very calm all morning even though he was ready to go see his grandma. There was no rush to our morning and for that I was thankful. I can tell the boy is growing again because he ate two breakfasts. Or maybe it’s snacks all day. I was eating my breakfast and Owen brought me one of his books. He said, “mommy’s turn.” He wanted me to read to him. We read the book together and I love hearing his laugh as we went through the story. He ran off with that book, and within a few moments, he was back with another. He said, mommy’s turn again, and handed me the book. I had him read a little bit more of this one, but he has it all memorized. It’s amazing how many books he knows by heart. As he was getting ready to run off with the second one, I said to him that it was his turn to read the next one. He didn’t return. I shouldn’t have said it until he was actually back with the third book. When we got ready to go to his grandma’s house it was hard for him to process getting ready but he got dressed and was ready to go. When he gets in the car, I tell him every time that he has to put his seatbelt on. Having him do certain exercises or activities requires multiple times of instructions to get the activity completed. Teaching him how to do some things requires us to work on them over and over again but he is starting to get the process of putting his seatbelt on. He was happy to spend time with his grandma and he decided he wanted to go see her next Friday. Before he left our house, he kept telling me he wanted to go nowhere on Friday. I believe this was because it’s hard for him to process when there are so many activities and he wanted to stay home to prepare for next Saturday and he was also concerned about what day he is going back to school, but once he saw Grandma, then he started thinking about his Friday and being able to see her. He doesn’t know it yet but he should be going to his grandma’s on Monday. When we go to his vision therapy, we are going to get new glasses for him. I asked him what color glasses he wanted and multiple times he said, “red eyeglasses.” I can’t wait to see what he picks out when we go. He ate lots for dinner and then bedtime for one of us came quickly. He once again fell asleep instantly when he actually got in his bed but then something woke him and he came to tell me that he wanted to see his grandma on Friday. He knew he had to go back to his bed so he went right back and fell asleep once again. He’s looking forward to his Sunday, and I am thankful for all the smiles he gave me. Be joyful in your victories because you know that you walked through a lot of challenges to get there. 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.