I watch Owen and I can never tell which hand is dominant. He eats food with his left hand and plays on his tablet with his right. Unless, of course, he has food in his right hand, and then he uses his left hand to do something. It’s always interesting to me how quickly he can move on apps and games but holding a fork or writing his name has taken years in the making. We work on finger movements all the time but he is just now starting to get the hang of the intricate movements of holding his fingers up to count to ten. His words are getting stronger every day. He’s starting to form his own sentences and combining words. Today he said, “I would like more veggie straw and milk please”. He usually only asks for one or the other. To hear him ask for both at the same time is amazing. I love hearing him process through it all. He was watching a Winnie the Pooh commercial in French. He was repeating what they were saying in French. I asked him what he said. He told me it in English and then went right back to repeating what they were saying in French. I’ve always said it’s all one big language to him. I can tell order and structure are becoming even more important to him. No drawers can be left open, even if I know what I’m using and going to put it right back he will come behind me and close the drawer. He wants certain items to be set exactly in the same direction every time. If I move them he has to fix them. Tonight he had a basket that he wanted in the middle of the living room floor. In general, he hardly watches where he is walking but he completely walked around the basket every time. When I picked it up he put it right back. And so it goes. The meltdowns aren’t worth me moving the basket or other items. I talk about it with him and together we are working through these moments and tomorrow more miracles will happen. Belief in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.