I heard commotion. Then I heard “pull pull pull.” I heard that many more times but by this time I was awake and up. The clock was fuzzy but I think it said after two. I got to the living room to see Owen on the floor with the curtain I use to block the light from his room. Occasionally he pulls them down and I guess today was one of those days. The curtain rod was stuck under the chair. I’m not even sure why he took it from the hall to the living room since his ultimate goal was his tablet he had in his hand. He never wants the door to his bedroom closed but the lights in any other part of the house were too much for him to handle so I put the curtains up to help. Once I got the curtain hung back up I told him it was still nighttime and he could go back to his bed or my bed. Surprisingly he did not even attempt to take his tablet to my room. He put it down and off he ran to my bed. Thankfully he went back to sleep and at some point, I did too. We have to get going a little quicker in the mornings because his bus will be arriving earlier but the good news is they will pick him up from our house. I’m thankful with winter coming because I’m not sure how he will handle any snow on my pants and if it will be like rain. I asked him “what’s your favorite part of school” and he said his teacher’s name. This makes me very happy. When he came home I did the octopus song with him per his suggestion. He’s starting to get the movements a little more. He told me to “order it Elmo colors” but I’m not sure if that’s what he said because I showed him a book with that name but he was like no and walked away. I only had veggie straws and the puffed corn he likes. He told me “triangle straws order it chips circle order it.” I think he has this order it thing down. He was very calm tonight and I was very sleepy so we made a good team. I hope he sleeps better tonight and tomorrow is a great day for him. I’m thankful for his words. He kept asking me to kiss his forehead and every time he would say “mwah” as I kissed his head. He is making all kinds of connections and I’m beyond proud. Never give up. My miracle looks at me with the brightest blue eyes. Remind yourself every day you are amazing. 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.