The theme of the week so far has been a pretty happy Owen. He woke up numerous times last night but he went right back to sleep. Not that we needed the alarm but when it went off he said, “two more minutes”. He went on to tell me he wanted a “big hug” but as soon as I went to hug him he said, “no big hug today two more minutes sit”. All his thoughts run together and so many times I have to decide what he is wanting me to do. Deciding wrong also means screaming or maybe not. Sometimes my pins and needles have pins and needles waiting for the other shoe to drop but luckily the last few days he has felt calm to me. Once he was past his “two more minutes” he was ready to get to that bus stop and get to “school school school”. Before we even walked to the bus stop he started asking Alexa different phrases in all the languages she translates into. All week this has been his focus and animal noises. I truly wonder how much he has stored in his brain. I will ask him how to say something in one of the languages and he doesn’t always answer but when he does it is exactly what the phrase is. He tries to even say it with an accent. When he got home from school I was thrilled with all his words pouring out of him. He always talks about his teacher, the aide, and one of his friends but today he talked about numerous friends, listing them off as he was eating his snack. Friendship is a hard concept to grasp and for him to be talking like this with me brings joy to my heart. He doesn’t completely understand how to interact with his friends but he is learning to share and his teacher is great about having them interact with each other. This is building a strong foundation for his future and I’m thrilled. I think he is growing again because he ate numerous snacks and first and second dinners. Maybe it was just constant snacks. I once again can’t think about the potty train we are on but they say if one skill is hit or miss that big things are happening. I see growth in him this week and I know that he is changing right before my eyes. Through life’s challenges, we learn to adapt and grow. With Owen I see those challenges taking him to new heights every day. He is doing great things and tomorrow is a brand new day. Find your purpose, shout it from the rooftops, and keep moving forward. 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.