“Happy”, Owen said to me after I asked him to lay back down for a few more minutes because I was cranky. He woke at some point and got into bed with me. My room once again was loud. I am not sure what it was last night trains, planes, or automobiles, but all I know is he wanted the world to be quiet. He woke by five for the day and he wanted me awake. I told him I needed to sleep a little longer so I wouldn’t be cranky and that’s when he told me happy, gave me a hug, and said, “no cranky today”. I hated to inform him but I was cranky this morning. After my first ten cups of coffee, I think I moved on. He was in a good mood because he was going to “church church church” and I’m thankful it makes him so happy. He did pretty good on the ride to church and he immediately asked for chicken nuggets when we left church. I went to a different place today and it was much quicker which made him happier. He talked about his chicken nuggets and french fries all the way home except when he wasn’t talking to me about going to sleep so he could see his teacher tomorrow. In general, he did pretty well on the entire drive. When we get home he always asks if he is going to the park with his friend on Monday and I told him we would see. He had numerous conversations with Siri and Alexa. I do believe he and Alexa are in cahoots together. He always asks her questions and she replies by putting things in my Amazon cart. Mostly they are kids' books, toys, or videos but occasionally it is something else and I’m like I do not remember looking for whatever the item is. I love how much he quotes her back to her but wanting it in another language. “The last song starting over in Arabic”, he said. He quickly followed it up with, “sorry I’m having trouble hearing you in Arabic”. I’m amazed by how much he stores in his memory and how much he says now. Later in the afternoon he was listening to a video and I realized it was in a language I hadn’t really heard before but I could tell he knew it. He kept laughing at different moments as the video was playing. We had a few behavioral issues but for the most part, we ended up both being happy and having a good day. If I could convince him not to eat my hair that would be amazing. He fell asleep and I hope today is the night he sleeps through. He will be so happy to see his teacher and friends tomorrow. Find your strength, push forward, and know that you can do great things in this world. 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.