To say I’m frazzled is an understatement. Owen slept great again last night and for that, I’m very thankful. He woke in a good mood and even manage to leave the lights on. This whole sleep thing is more glorious than I can even explain. It’s grand only having to worry about my own sleep issues and not both of ours. He was ready to get to school. I truly love how excited he is to go to school. He gets anxious about putting his new shoes on. His last pair was a little easier for him to put on. The Velcro seems to stick more with these. He was also very focused on going to the big slides today. I wasn’t sure if they were open more hours with the holidays approaching so I told him we would go if they were open. That is a hard concept for him to understand and I’m not sure how to help him with the connection. When he came home from school he was focused. He knew he wanted to go to the big slides. We were waiting on our friends so I told him I wasn’t sure if we were going. He said, “don’t know quite yet quite yet in about an hour.” Unfortunately, they were not open so we decided to go to another indoor play area. As we were driving there he kept yelling, “it's an adventure” because that's what I tell him when we try something new. He wasn’t exactly thrilled we weren’t going to the big slides but I told him it would be someplace he wanted to go. It had been a long time since we went and they were very different now. There were tons of video games and small kid rides, which he loved but you paid by the amount of time you wanted to spend and it was very expensive. We had met our friends there so we decided thirty minutes would be good for the kids. Timing the activities was hard for them because like with Owen he ran all over the place and there were too many choices for him to make quick decisions. Plus, he wanted to talk to everyone about their pants and look at the restrooms and kitchen areas. The thirty minutes went fast and Owen was just starting to warm up to everything but was also in sensory overload. We left there and he wanted chicken nuggets and a cheeseburger. When we headed home he continued to repeat “take me by the windows please” for the entire time we were going home. I was not going to drive by the buildings today but I felt like if I didn’t he was going to have a meltdown. He liked going to the play area but it was hard because of the timing. Maybe when he is a little older we can try again. The rest of the night flew by and he fell asleep telling me a story about a zebra at the zoo and other animals. He spelled each word after he said it. I’m thankful for his growth and his big smile. Today is the first day of your grand new adventure. Count your blessing, share your victories, and know that you can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it. 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.