Another great night for sleeping. Owen didn’t wake up until after six. Three cheers for that. He started talking about wanting a shark book. I’m not sure how that became what he wanted but we went through his books and he wasn’t referencing any of them so I looked up some online to show him and they weren’t it either. He’ll figure out how to tell me which one he wants at some point. He spent a good bit of his morning reading and talking to Alexa. When he uses Alexa or Siri on his tablets he doesn’t have to say their names so it is easier for him. He spent a good hour asking Alexa everything he could think of. When we got ready for church he was excited. He wanted to go to the big slides but I told him we can’t go every Sunday. And we can’t go every Sunday because I don’t want him to think we are going every Sunday. I told him that we could go back to church for their Christmas carol singalong. He was all over that. He told me we were going back. He started naming everyone that he would see and going around in the “little red wagon” like he did at Halloween. I explained to him over and over that it was going to be different. He could sit in the little red wagon but we were going to be sitting by their fireplace and singing Christmas songs. He started naming all the Christmas songs and Disney songs he could think of. I told him yes that was what we would be doing. So after church, we hit his chicken nuggets and cheeseburger and came home. Before we even walked in the door he told me what was going to happen. “Leave your shoes on eat your chicken go potty get ya snack go potty leave your shoes on little red wagon Halloween book” and this is where I knew he was still expecting Halloween. He went on and on. I asked him “what month is this” and I think it clicked. We left early so he would have time to adjust and play on their playground. We then came inside and he rode in the little red wagon. We rode up and down in the elevator a couple of times and then we sat for what I thought would be one song. We stay almost to the very end. It ran a little later than 7 pm and that’s cutting into the bedtime routine for him so I knew it was time to go. He made a few loud noises but in general, he sat there. He was a little fidgety but for everything, he really did excellently. After every song, he said, “one more time.” He loved it all and so did I. I knew Halloween was intertwined with Christmas but he sure did figure it out once we got there and did perfectly fine for over an hour. When we got home the time went quickly and he was asleep before I knew it. Feeling beyond blessed and it outweighs the stress. He loves music and his smile was exactly what I needed. Put a song in your heart and it will come out as a melody for your life. 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.