Celebrate the success in the moment. That’s what I’m focusing on today. Owen slept all night. Me not so much. You would think there are only so many things I can overthink but I’m here to tell you I can overthink them all. I like to say Owen wakes “quietly” when he gets his tablet and immediately goes to the couch. I barely heard him except for this little laugh that erupted at something he was watching. He was in a good mood when he woke up. He is clicking off his days until school starts. He watched videos about local bus schedule drop-offs. Then he brought me his tablet with the “yellow house 87 babysitter.” Have I mentioned my sweet baby O is amazing? He found his babysitter’s house which he hasn’t been to in around seven years. He told me he wanted to go see her so he could watch Mickey Mouse 87, referring to the channel number he watches the show on. It’s a tan house but he called it yellow. He always calls his doctor’s tan shoes yellow so I think that is what he means. He knows the color tan but he will say “it’s kinda a brown kinda a yellow.” Now that I have given him Google Earth he is figuring it all out. He amazes me with his memory of things that happened so long ago. We had his vision therapy today and I told him that we could wear something different today if he wanted to. After the great debate, he agreed that I could wear a grey dress and he would wear shorts. He told his doctor that she couldn’t wear grey shorts. He is still having a hard time with others not wearing blue pants but we are making huge strides. He did great with all the exercises today and even did some that were previously hard for him. When we left there he requested “this Donald’s” pointing to the restaurant near us. He has names for all the places and they are not necessarily their actual names. The rest of the night went fast and I love hearing him play his harmonica. He realized I have been posting them on YouTube and he used the voice-activated option saying “Owen play the harmonica” and he watched the different videos. That makes me even happier that he loves them. Bedtime was met with a “no” but got into bed and sang himself to sleep. Focus on the good stuff and let the other stuff melt away. 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.