I don’t know what time it was but Owen crawled into bed with me. Thankfully he went right back to sleep. I think I did too. He was ready to ride that bus though. I’m thankful he loves going to school. Being out of routine was hard for him yesterday. When he got on the bus I could tell he was happy. When he came home from school there was no question about what he wanted to do and that was go out to breakfast with grandma for her birthday tomorrow. He told me to change and that was that. We were home for the night. We have been preparing him for having the day off from school tomorrow for a teacher planning day and he knew we were going out to eat. When his routine is changed it is hard for him but he is learning to adapt and thankfully he realizes we can do other things. He kept telling me what he wanted to order for breakfast tomorrow. He said, “pancakes and chicken” and then he said, “and I’d like some bacon please.” I’m going to see if he will order his food. I’m trying to give him more responsibilities now when we go places. When we go to his therapy appointments I always have him check in even though they recognize him I still want him to understand the process and what we are doing. Since he learned that his BeatBo robot toy can be taken apart for repairs he has been referencing it more. The crossover for BeatBo into other things is happening. He requested “the itsy bitsy spider takes his ears off from Alexa.” I kept showing him pairs of his pants. It was all the different colors and singing songs about them, putting them on my head, and his head, hoping to make it fun. He kept putting them on the chair but he wasn’t upset so I’m going to keep doing it to see how he reacts. He played on his computer for most of the night having lots of fun and singing. He doesn’t always play with our computer but in the last couple of days, he has really enjoyed it. He fell asleep talking about pancakes, chicken, and bacon. I’m thankful for a day full of routine for him and I pray we sleep. Today is the first day of the rest of your life so 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.