The no-sleeping trend is about to start. I can feel it. I’m hoping I’m wrong but one of us is about to start not sleeping well again. Owen was in my bed once again before I technically was even asleep. And then the bed hog process started. Thankfully he slept the rest of the night. When we woke I think he beat me to having the mood first but I quickly caught up. I told him that he was not going to grandma’s house today and that we were going to go do other things. This went about as I suspected. We then discussed it for about an hour and he moved forward. He asked for chocolate milk and I reminded him of his manners. He only says the food he wants instead of asking me in a sentence using his kind words. I told him to bring me his cup and he brought it to me. I poured some but I didn’t pour as much as he wanted so he took the lid back off the container and I poured some more into his cup. He then said, “mud” and walked away. “It’s a bunny it’s a rabbit,” he screamed. He wanted me to look out the window. I told him a bunny could be outside. “It’s a robot bunny,” he said. I told him he had a robot bunny, that’s what he calls his BeatBo toy. When I looked outside I didn’t see the bunny but I saw a plastic shopping bag. He said, “it floated away.” I told him that was a plastic bag blowing in the wind. It could have been a bunny as well but all I saw was the bag. I told him we were going to the park. He asked for his friends but they couldn’t go in the morning. We left to go to the park and the first park didn’t have any swings so after he went down the slide a couple of times and then when he was trying to go backward off of another area that was a straight drop off I decided to take him to the church park. The two things both parks had in common were too many people not wearing blue pants. How do you explain to someone that your child wants them to change their clothes immediately or they have to leave the park? How do you explain to them that he wants to uncross their legs? How do you explain to them that your child wants to spit on his hand and then wipe it on their pants to see if they look different? The answer is you can’t. He then moved on to wanting to ride someone else’s bike. He can’t ride most of the bikes that were there but I told him when we went back we would bring a bike. He is learning how to ride a bike and can now use a tricycle at school. It was really windy and I tried to put my hair up. This also did not go over well. He now thinks it is fine if I wear the hat he likes but it’s not ok if wear my hair up. He immediately came to pull my hair down. There was a leaf on the sidewalk and he ran to the trash can to throw it away. I told him he didn’t have to throw it away it could be on the ground so he got it out of the trash can and put it back on the ground. Between him yelling that he wanted everyone’s bike and everyone’s clothes we had to leave. I had to plot and plan how to get him back in the car though because he wanted to get on one of the bikes. The entire way home he yelled that he wanted a bike next time. I spent the next few hours researching tricycles and I am going to ask his teacher which one he uses at school. The night went about the same way as the day did. The internet went out and he yelled, “please check with your dad or mom for help” repeating what he has heard in other videos. I’m trying to block out all the bathroom moments or lack thereof for the day. I’m choosing to focus on the positive stuff. As night fell I think we finally found our calm. He fell asleep asking for his tablet and to watch Mickey Mouse. Tomorrow is church. I hope he doesn’t want the bike tomorrow. He was asking about everyone he will see so I know he will be happy. Some days the rollercoaster feels like it is only taking us through the loops but it will straighten itself out again. Here’s to the good days to come. Focus on the victory of tomorrow. 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.