I think I’m still floating from last night. Hearing Owen yell out “Brahms lullaby” during the church singalong was music to my ears. They were taking requests from the hymnal and then we all sang the songs. It was wonderful to see how he was making the connection to request a song. They didn’t hear him but it was still a great to hear him making the request. I know he was tired last night when we got home and he slept all night. This sleeping trend is making me very happy; if only I could adjust to it. When he woke he turned to go to the bathroom before he said hi to me. After I filled my coffee mug he immediately turned off the light and ran past me. It was back to our laughs and tickles. I’m so glad for these conversations with me in the mornings. We got ready and went out to wait for the bus. He still seemed a little tired but he was ready for that bus to come. I tried a couple of times to get him to work with me on his exercises but he mostly wanted to listen for the bus and ask Siri how to say things in different languages so that’s what we did. The bus came and I always have to keep him from running to it before it completely stops. When he came home from school he knew he was going to his eye therapy so he said, “leave your shoes on get a snack and some chocolate milk.” I told him we had over an hour before we go so he knew he would be having his snack. He doesn’t completely understand time but I still like to reference it for him so he will start to grasp what the length of time is. The banana game he requested came today. He was beyond thrilled. I had told him this morning it might come today or tomorrow and he said, mimicking my voice, “we’ll have to wait and see.” Whenever he asks me a question I don’t know the answer to I will always say “we’ll have to wait and see.” He immediately wanted to start playing with it. I love when he is excited about something. He ate his snack and we played the game. His excitement was tenfold every time the monkey shot up into the air. He told me several more books he wants me to order. I love that he wants them. It was time to go to his therapy and I started talking to him about not taking his tablet inside with us. I trying to have him do more things without needing it to be with us. He did great last night and he goes to his other therapy without it. When he isn’t doing something as interactive I generally let him bring it in; especially if I know we will be a while. The session went well. I love how the doctor is adapting the exercises for his skill level and to better assist the way he learns. It is also helpful because I’m learning how to adapt his other types of exercises too. It is interesting to me how she is incorporating multiple types of exercises to help with his visual processing. This includes his walking skills which thrills me to no end. She had him try several different ways today because he always seems to take better to one way and also likes to distract her by giving her lots of hugs. When we got home it was back to playing his banana game. He didn’t eat as great as he has the last few days, but he did have lots of snacks. He was happy and laughing as the night wore on. He wasn’t thrilled it was bedtime but as sleepy as he seemed today he fell asleep pretty quickly. I don’t even want to guess if he will sleep through the night but I’m praying it’s part of the trend. I tried to stay positive and focused today. His laughter helped me through it. Positive words and positive actions equal a positive life. Make today matter. 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.