We slept, we slept, we slept. I was thankful we slept. I heard Owen coming to my bedroom right around six. I was wondering what emotion he would talk about this morning but instead, he said, “tablet.” Before I could get anything else out he said, “good morning mommy” and off he ran to the potty. In a way, I was glad he wasn’t talking about emotions first because it made me think he was feeling better. I got up and fixed his milk and cereal. I poured my cup of coffee and I took our temperatures. First morning that both of us were normal in a week. A relief washed over me. There’s still the congestion, coughs, and sneezing but to have the fever behind us is a great feeling. Today felt like a lot of little victories built from a lot of building block days. There were many new skills learned and applied throughout the day. He has learned how to take the sled in one of his apps and break it. It’s pretty wild to me. This is the same app that he would get so upset with because he can’t go into the clouds now but he has figured out how to completely stretch the sled out by taking it off the screen in the wrong direction. He’s finding all these hidden treasures in the apps. He came to show me something else and started to walk away. I said, “I love you” and he bent his head over for me to kiss the top of it. I kept thinking all day that if we had to be sick I’m thankful it wasn’t while he should have been in school. As hard as this has been he didn’t miss going to one of his favorite places for the entire week and that was a relief. I have been working with him to understand the process of why we do or don’t do something. He continues to bite his tablet cover for the sensory input of it or maybe to get in control of the moment. I explained to him that he can’t bite his tablet because it will hurt his teeth and jaw. I want him to know that he can use other techniques to calm himself or help with the input he might be seeking. I told him he can count to ten to help himself through this as well. I started moving my fingers to count and he started counting to ten using his fingers. This delights me and is so incredible. He can do his left hand more fluidly than his right. I’m beyond ecstatic about his love of books. He wanted to read numerous books with me and “Eric Carle gorilla book” was one that he brought me to read with him. He said, “mommy’s turn” and handed me the book to read. I still had him read part of it but since he wanted me to read I let him decide what pages he wanted to read. He is connecting so many details now. This makes me even prouder knowing the doctors told me my baby probably wouldn’t talk. Not only does he talk but he says incredible things in many languages. The descriptions are incredible. “That’s a tail,” he said, “he flies eyes beak feathers” referring to the bluebird on the screen. “It’s an iguana kinda like a lizard he eats bugs yum,” he said on the next screen that came up. He watched numerous videos today and then he came up with this story. “There’s a ghost in my bed woohoo woohoo oh no,” he said. “He needs my pillow Curious George,” he continued. He got in his bed and covered up. He started doing the fake snoring and then said, “boo.” He came to me and said, “it’s an owl.” This was a story of his own combination between a Mickey Mouse video and a Curious George one I believe, adding his own twist. He’s becoming quite the storyteller. He keeps hiding his alarm clock. I’m not quite sure why. I understand he didn’t want Alexa in his room but not sure why he didn’t want her either besides maybe she talks too much for him. He fell asleep quickly after a very full day. I’m thankful for his growth and a day full of accomplishments. The victory of progress is something to celebrate. Any step forward is a step. Celebrate the little steps that lead to big victories. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.