I woke up this morning to hear Owen talking about his tablet. Hours later and me wanting a nap he requested more milk. I thought every day can be a bad day so I might as well make this a good day. No sleep gets you making up motivational speeches that hopefully work to motivate you. I had fallen asleep a little bit before midnight only for Owen to wake up somewhere in the next hour and that was that. Trying to convince him to go back to sleep is not something I can do but I keep trying. This whole school starting on a Friday thing has him all worked up and I don’t blame him. He wants school and he wants it Monday through Friday. He kept asking me about going to vision therapy and riding the bus. He’s trying to figure out how his days will go and I know it is all overwhelming for him. He wanted to talk about riding the bus and going to the “small school.” He also calls it the “little school.” I’m not always sure how he determines the names he uses for the different places but he has been able to show me more so that I can make some of the connections. He kept coming to me throughout the night to show me something on his tablet. I kept telling him he needed to try to go back to sleep so we could go to church today. I thought about going but I was exhausted. Some nights I can at least lay on the couch and get more sleep but that doesn’t always happen. By morning we were both yawning and that was that, we were staying home. I’m thinking next week he will be more into understanding school is happening so his schedule will be better. Also with his care and concern about which school he is going to and the day of the week, it will take more plotting and planning on my part for next year. Food and music were on our agenda today. He ate from the minute he was awake it seems until a few minutes before bedtime. I would have to say that growth might be part of why he is struggling to sleep as well. He was on his computer reciting something in another language and he reached over to get his harmonica and started playing it. This makes me happy to see his love for music. Your happiness can make someone else’s day. Spread joy. 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.