A calmer morning was exactly what we had. Owen got into bed with me but quickly fell back asleep and woke up in a great Thursday mood. He knew he was going to therapy today and that always makes him happy. When we were waiting for the bus he told me that yaks and buffaloes were related and they carry things. His mind is amazing. He doesn’t forget a thing. Before we went to wait for the bus he was listening to facts about the planets. He watches a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode and he says a quote about the stars and the moon twinkling bright. As soon as he saw the moon and stars he started repeating the episode. There is so much information in that brain of his. When I picked him up to go to therapy his teacher told me she was impressed that he said “vole” for an animal that started with V and then he told her it was like a rat. I told her he has been preparing for this moment since he was two. He loves watching videos that name objects and animals that start with the letters of the alphabet. He was extremely happy his therapist was back from “eternity leave.” He wasn’t happy that she didn’t have blue pants on but he did say “blue elephant eats peanuts with Goofy” when he saw her. They said he had a great day and was making progress. When we left there we went to ride the tractors. He saw one of their golf carts and he wanted to drive it to the bridge flags. Then he saw a huge tractor on the back of a semi drive by on the road near the store and he was trying to unbuckle the seatbelt by himself to get to it. He told me he wanted to “drive that one” to the bridge flags. I told him I didn’t think he could catch up with it. He cracks me up with all these stories. He wanted to give me a hug and then he rubbed my cheeks. He started playing with my hair and said, “cute little fella” which I think he got from one of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes. When we got home he asked YouTube for “children’s favorite animals.” I think he is preparing for next week when his teacher asks for the animal of the day. He told me that he wasn’t going to school tomorrow because nobody would be there. I’m thankful his teacher’s words are clicking with him. He told me he wanted to go to “breakfast with grandma” and the park with his friends but then he told me “be home with mommy” so I will see how the morning goes. It’s supposed to rain so I’m not sure that we will get to go to the park but we will see. I’m so very thankful for Owen’s words. They sit in my heart singing a melody to my soul. Always remember the littlest of moments can be the biggest of victories. 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.