Owen crawled into bed with me like the summer had faded away and we were back to our same routine before school ended last year. He was up numerous times until midnight but thankfully he was able to go to sleep. The festival was going on so it was loud and then the rain started and he wanted me to turn off the rain. He was calm though and that helped him go back to sleep, I think. He woke with a mission and that mission was he was ready to cross the blue river. He listened when I told him everything we needed to do to get ready. We went outside to wait for the bus and he was very excited to be back in the mode. He looked for his bus and he was thrilled when he saw it coming. I was so happy he got on that bus. I knew he would have a great day and be ready for more. When he came home I asked him to tell me three things he did at school. He said, “blue colors shapes rectangles and square.” I was happy with him being able to tell me anything. This was a big deal for him. I asked him if wanted to go someplace for dinner. I knew the answer but I still dream about the day we can go out on a Friday night or celebrate something. Sometimes it’s the expectations that get you. It’s his first day back to school and I would love to take him to dinner or go to the festival but he can only process the moment. The rollercoaster of emotions for having the first day of school on a Friday was hard on both of us. Our routine was right back to being the same but to start on a Friday threw us off. Thankfully he knew he was going to grandma’s tomorrow and that made him happy. It also made him repeat her name multiple times all night to make sure he was going. He was so happy to get back into routine. He’s already talking about his days ahead and when he can get on that bus again. I’m thankful he was happy about going to school again. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.