We slept. I woke up about six. It took me a minute and then I realized I heard Owen talking. He was in the living room asking Alexa all kinds of questions. He started laughing at the different responses she was giving. I got up and he came running to me from the chair he was sitting in. He said, “wanna hug.” I told him that I did want a hug but I needed to go to the bathroom first. I asked him if he had gone to the bathroom yet, knowing the answer but I wanted to see what he said. He said, “no” and headed there after me. He doesn’t always say the right answer. He says the opposite of what he means. He does it for different reasons as far as I can tell. Most of the time, however, is because he likes to see my reaction when he says something wrong. I gave him cereal and when he finished he asked for more milk but not food. I asked him if he wanted more cereal, waffles, or both. He said, “cereal please.” I was shocked the waffle request never came in. I think it was because he was ready to go to grandma’s. We got ready and headed out the door. He said, “mommy’s go bye bye” and I must push through this emotion. He’s come so far but it’s still emotional for me. When he says this it reminds me of when I was a child and would spend time with my grandma. We all need those moments. I’m glad that he has that incredible bond with his grandma as I did with mine. When I came home after dropping him off I looked and there were books littered across my living room. I had put many of them away last night and by the time we left he had pulled them out and put them back into their spots from last night. I didn’t even try to put them up again. He told my mom to tell me to order the pizza he doesn’t eat while he is there so I headed back with our pizza and he wanted to go to the “little park to ride his bike.” As we were getting ready to leave for the park he started listing all his friends to see if they could go with us and then he said, “I’ll see you later” to me when we were getting ready to leave because he was riding with my mom. He had a great time riding his bike and asked where the pedals were. I think it’s time to get that tricycle ordered. He kept moving the leaves off the basketball court. I told him he didn’t have to move all the leaves but I should know better by now. He laid down on the courts numerous times, rolling around and looking at the world. On the way home, he asked me to take him to “uncle wichard’s house please.” I don’t even know where to begin with him for this. He plays with his vacuum all the time, talking to it, and telling me “it’s uncle wichard’s vacuum.” One day he’ll understand. Although, I really don’t understand how he’s gone either. When we were coming home he wanted me to take him “by the windows please.” Then as we were driving by the post office he said, “turn left at the bricks.” He kept going, working through his words and it was like he realized the building had a name and he said, “post office.” This was the building we stood at for countless hours so he could touch the bricks. When we got home he told me “dinner with grandma on Wednesday.” We are going to take her to dinner for her birthday. The night went quickly with a big side of emotions. I’m thankful for a good day. He’s ready for his week ahead. I feel blessed in my soul. Use today as your steppingstone for tomorrow. Learn, love, grow. 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.