I really am not sure when Owen woke up. It was somewhere between midnight and three in the morning. I didn’t look at the clock, I just heard him, and then there he was staring at me, asking me about the game he was playing in the twenty seconds it took him to pick up his tablet and walk to me. From there he was very concerned about which therapist was going to wear blue pants and which one was not. But he was calm and I was exhausted. I think the eating machine was in full force. His words seem like they aren’t quite the same. Like some of the letters that used to flow are now more of a challenge. He was trying to say several words with Rs and he was struggling with them but his L sounds are much clearer than they were. When we got to therapy I talked to his speech therapist about the different sounds and she was going to work with Owen on them. He did great with all his sessions. He didn’t want chicken nuggets on the way home but instead wanted shrimp. I got him a new Spider-Man costume. He loves watching Spider-Man and he loves his Spider-Man pajamas so I got him a Spider-Man costume. The one he normally wears is more of a pajama-style and has no feet or hands with an open-face hood that he never wears. It took about ten minutes to get the new one on him because he was so fascinated with the feet and fingers. He kept saying “boots on” and then he kept sticking his fingers in the gloves and then pulling them back out. Once I got him in the suit I showed him the hood. At first, he wanted his glasses on and then I told him he had to at least try the hood. He loved it. He ran to the refrigerator first to see his reflection in the door and then he took off to the bathroom. He was so excited, talking to himself in something I couldn’t understand. He brushed his teeth, wanting the hood on and off and then he wanted to vacuum. He finally took it off because he had to go to the bathroom. When he was done he requested a shirt and his glasses, which he had been wearing all day. I think he may have wanted his old orange pair a couple of times but I said you have them on. If he really wanted them I would let him have them. I’m glad he likes them. I also got him new summer Spider-Man pajamas too. Before I could show him the new pajamas he ran to get the new costume. I showed him the new pajamas and he asked for “socks on.” I told him these didn’t have feet but I can get him pajamas with feet. I didn’t want him to wear the new Spider-Man costume because he can’t unzip it but he can his onesie and the new summer pajamas don’t have a zipper. I’m thankful he loves his new glasses and his Spider-Man costume. He fell asleep quickly and he was smiling. I’m so grateful for his smile. Dream big and dream often. Tomorrow makeup that dream a reality. 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.