I must say it truly is a glorious thing when sleep happens and we seem to be on such a great trend right now. Owen’s been much calmer and in turn, I’m so much calmer even though I don’t always feel like anything is ever calm right now. I know the better he sleeps the calmer he is. He came to me and asked for his tablet a little before six. I asked him if he had gone to the bathroom already knowing he hadn’t gone to the bathroom already but I asked him anyways. I like to ask him in a way that makes him have to think about it so he will do it more frequently on his own. He knew what today was and he knew what we were doing. It was his grandma’s birthday so we were going to breakfast. He was going to order pancakes, chicken, and bacon. Which technically meant he was ordering the pancakes and bacon and he was going to eat all of my chicken fried steak that we call chicken. He did really well at breakfast. He was distracted more so than the last few times we’ve gone to eat but he still did great. We brought most of his pancakes home but he ate all my chicken. It was raining when we left and thankfully he only mentioned it a couple of times and didn’t get upset when we got wet. When we got home we had to wait for the “leaf fairy” to come and bring a “lollipop and a present with ribbons” so he can get a new hat. The leaf fairy’s name he told me is “cuckoo bird.” He brought a leaf in from the yard and it immediately went under his pillow and he started telling me how the leaf fairy was coming to give him presents. I now wonder how many times he is going to want the leaf fairy to come. I’m not sure why the leaf fairy is called cuckoo bird except the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has one on an episode. It was a great morning but it was yucky weather so we stayed home for the rest of the day. He kept asking for more chicken. By the time night came around the dude was ready for bed because that meant he got to go to school and therapy tomorrow. He was happy as he fell asleep, getting out of bed several times to give me “one more hug” and then finally fell asleep. I’m thankful for Owen’s smile and his laughter. Celebrate your victories no matter how big or small celebrate them all. 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.