School, glorious school. Sleeping equals happiness which equals routine which equals thank you, God. Structure for my sweet baby O is one of the best things he could ever have. It helps him grow and be less anxious about everything else. I could only imagine what would happen if he had year-round school. The bathroom trick is becoming quite interesting but good news he is paying more attention to when he truly needs to go. I was a little slow for him getting my coffee. He sat on the couch playing with his tablet until I headed to my room. I heard the light switch about the same time it went dark and he was on my trail quickly. He got in bed with me and under the covers he went. He loves pulling the covers off my bed. He started playing with Google Earth and the driving around town videos he likes to watch. It truly amazes me how he can find places on both. When it was time to get ready I put my shorts on and gave him his options. Shorts again. I’m rejoicing in these moments. I don’t want to think too far ahead but truly this would be amazing if it is something we have to work through with fall and winter. I’m hoping that he is realizing that different clothes can be worn at different times. Over the last few months, I’ve been focusing on explaining that people wear different outfits because of their jobs, climates, and numerous other factors. I'm not sure if this has been why the change but I’ll take it. We went out to wait for the bus and the excitement that washes over his face when the bus comes by is amazing. He starts jumping up and down when he sees it and follows it as it comes around each corner. He then takes off and runs to a spot waiting for the bus to get there. He knew I was coming to pick him up so that we could go to therapy but he always likes to question whether he’s riding the bus or not. I got him after school and his teacher said he had a good day. We had a little bit of time before we had to go to therapy. He was only having two of his sessions today so we went and drove a little longer route. I asked him what he wanted to do before therapy and he said he wanted a “delicious snack.” His delicious snack consisted of chicken nuggets but he ate all of them. He knows so many things. On our way to therapy, he mentioned a place we hadn’t been to in years. At first, I had no clue what he was talking about and then the more he explained I knew exactly where he meant. I went in with him and waited for him with his first session, but then he wanted me to go in with his second. His speech therapist said he did really well today and he wanted to do a lot of sentences. That is his new thing two-word sentences. I’m glad he is taking such an interest in speech and languages. He has also asked to go to the library numerous times to read books. He had a lot of fun in his physical therapy and worked hard, then we came home. He wanted to drive by all the places, but settled on the windows and to see the fire trucks. He was fascinated once again by Google Earth and all the things that he could find. And I am fascinated by all the things that he can find. Our Internet was once again in and out, and thankfully the backup worked, but he was still upset that it was slow. In these moments, I have to remember these are learning experiences even though they’re difficult they are something that he has to learn and figure out. It doesn’t make it any easier, but hopefully over the different experiences, he’ll be able to understand that it will come back. He once again didn’t want to go to bed, but he certainly wanted the bus to come in the morning. I heard him talking about Curious George and going to sleep. I’m thankful for his growth and all the things he is learning. His smile is what brightens my day and brings joy to my world. Believe in the miracle yet to come and know that it will make a difference. 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.