Why do something today when you can put it off and not do it again tomorrow? I keep telling myself to get more organized. I know it will help Owen but truly it will help me. And today pointed that out more and more. We slept all night again and for that I’m thankful. The routine is sinking in. I can tell he is becoming calmer. He slept until almost six. I didn’t even wake him up getting my first cup of coffee. When I got my second cup I made a little extra noise and it wasn’t long before I heard him stirring. He did his same bathroom trick as yesterday. I guess he didn’t think I caught on. After he was done he turned off all the lights, grabbed his tablet, and got into bed with me. He was watching the driving videos. As my mom says he’s a “memory machine.” The dude amazes me. He has found several videos that different people posted. He follows along with one video, watching where they drive, and then when that video takes off in a direction he doesn’t want to go he opens the next video and follows it along until he opens a third video to finish the journey he wants to take. It amazes me how he has found three separate videos to get him on the streets he likes. I told him it was time to get ready so I sent him on his way to turn on the lights and I got dressed in shorts. I called him to get ready and when I walked out of my room he said, “blue pants” gesturing at what I was wearing. I told him that today I was going to wear shorts. He turned his focus to the clothes I had laid out in front of him. The choices were blue jeans, jogger pants, and shorts. He chose the shorts. It’s victory season! We were both in shorts. I’m still shouting for joy. We went out to wait for the bus and the pure joy he has when he sees the bus is a beautiful thing to watch. He was off. When he came home he was in a good mood asking about school and the bus for tomorrow. Our internet was out again but the backup was working. Thankfully he did not get upset when the TV wasn’t connecting. Wallpaper, you know that moment years ago when you thought something wasn’t that important so you’ve saved it for a rainy day? Well, that day is now. When you have an older home everything falls apart at some point. Owen figured out how to rip off wallpaper and the corner protectors that were put up way before we even lived here and should have been updated by now. It was never pressing, never important, but now the decision is how long can I ignore this and Owen answered the question. I am going through our stuff trying to simplify and organize everything. That is my goal. The night went quickly and my sweet baby O was busy reading, singing, and driving along with the videos. He wasn’t ready for bed but he was sure ready to go to school tomorrow and therapy. I’m thankful for the joy he gives my heart. Be inspired to share kindness and grace with others and watch hope unfold before your very eyes. 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.