I fell asleep very early last night. So early that I woke up by midnight numerous times thinking I was late starting our day. I kept listening for Owen and I thought I heard him around four, but I didn’t. I finally got up to go to the bathroom and he still didn’t wake up. I think the sleepies finally caught up with him. He had a big day ahead with school, going on a field trip, and then therapy. I asked his teacher how his field trip went when I picked him up for therapy and she said he did fine but he really didn’t want to watch the play, instead, he wanted to see what everyone around him was doing and wearing. As soon as he saw me, he said, “black shoes”. He bends down to look at my legs and what I’m wearing. This action had been gone for a while but resurfaced a month or so ago. He used to stop me in my tracks with his sudden movements like that. I would be walking and he would dart in front of me, stopping to look at my legs. Sometimes he would laugh, sometimes he would pull on my clothes, and other times start screaming but he couldn’t express why. I never was sure if it was because he could see the size difference in my legs from the hemihypertrophy or if he was fascinated by my pants or even upset. Maybe blue pants were a thing then too. He did great at therapy today. I love how all of his therapists are working with him separately but they truly work as a team to help with all of his needs. He has made huge strides and I’m very thankful. When he was done I got him some chicken nuggets and we came home. The dude was hungry. He ate all twelve that I got him plus French fries and then a snack afterwards before bed. We had a full evening playing music, reading several books, and working on his writing. He acted like he did not like it when I attempted to sing but secretly I feel like he loves when I sing but only on his terms. I’m hoping he sleeps all night again but I’m not putting any eggs or chickens in any baskets. He had a little bit of a hard time falling asleep but at least he was happy. I’m thankful for how far he has come. Share your joy with the world around you because a smile is sometimes exactly what someone needs to change their day. 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.