Our Saturday night felt like how our Friday nights usually go. Owen was up by three and that was that. Nothing I could say or do would convince him otherwise. He said he was going back to the blue bed but he didn’t. He stood at the tv with his hands on his ears and turned up the volume so that I think one of the space stations could hear what he was watching. I wish there was a way to keep the volume lower. He was in a good mood all morning. I talked to him about going to church and that we needed to focus on saying “good morning” and “how are you today” instead of the color of pants someone had on. I told him that if he got upset about people’s blue pants we would have to sit in the car until it no longer upset him. I’m trying to find other ways for him to have conversations with people and make him understand that not everyone wants to wear blue pants. He did so much better this time. When we got to his classroom he started talking about blue pants but it was good that he waited until then to talk about it. It felt like progress. I try not to overthink about the blue pants but I have to keep ahead of it. When we left church he wanted “ten chicken nuggets and a cheeseburger please”. When we got home with it he asked for french fries. He said he didn’t want fries until we got home but he never really eats them. He was very calm as the afternoon went on. I asked him to go someplace with me and he kept screaming “no” so I moved on. I told him we could go somewhere tomorrow since he was off from school. The same response was given. We played games and read in the morning before church. I asked him if he wanted to read more with me and the “no” trend continued. He ate a lot of food today. It took him a while to eat his chicken nuggets and cheeseburger but as soon as he was done more food was requested. He was tired tonight and practically fell asleep in the tub. I got him in bed and he was out quick. I’m hoping for sleep for all tonight. One day at a time I remind myself. I’m thankful he had such a good day because that makes this momma have a great day. Be bold, be beautiful, be you. 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.