The day almost seems like a blur. Owen slept mostly all night. He got into bed with me at some point and from there thankfully he became my burrito baby stealing all of my covers once again but he slept, on a Friday night. That’s what matters. He woke in a good mood and knew he was going to grandma’s house today. I asked him to read a book with me this morning and he said, “no”. I let it go for a while and then I asked again. He got one of his books and he sat on the couch before I got next to him he started reading. I didn’t stop him. Full steam ahead. There was nothing fast about our morning though. When it was time to leave he told me “no” once again. I try not to push him because that makes it worse. When he finally got to grandma’s he had a wonderful time and really enjoyed it. He played outside on his balance bike and rode on the car rollercoaster. When I went to pick him up we stayed for a few more hours. He seems like he is using bigger words lately even if he doesn’t always reference them in a sentence correctly. He said “it’s congruent” when we were getting ready. I asked him what was congruent and he said, “grapes”. I’m not sure how he even knows the word or why he thinks grapes are congruent but I went with it. The rest of the evening went pretty quickly. He ate a lot and expressed exactly what he wanted. I was making his requested shrimp and veggies and he asked for “white cheese please”. The white cheddar cheese has cranberries in it and he loves it. When we were leaving grandma’s house she was going to give us goldfish crackers to bring home. He took the bag from me and handed it back to my mom telling her “no goldfish today”. He is learning to make choices and express his mind. He fell asleep quickly and he had one thing on his mind before, during, and after he went to grandma’s and that was what he was doing tomorrow, church. He can’t wait for church. Thankful for his growth and his great big smile that makes me so happy. Find your strength, know that you can do amazing things, and remind yourself you can do it. 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.