There are days when I feel like I’m running in circles and I’m sitting down. Owen woke at some point and got into bed with me. If he could give me more than a sliver of the bed I might not mind it so much but he likes to have his head right in my neck or at least his head on my pillow. I’m like dude I gave you the comfy pillow for that reason. I get it, he needs to have that input but I wish he understood a little bit more about personal space, especially when I’m sound asleep. He woke seemingly a little more confused than most mornings. He wanted to go to school but then he was really upset about going to school. I told him he would miss seeing his teacher and friends if he didn’t go. That changed his tune. He said, “tell the bus driver hi”. I got his jeans because “no camo today” was said multiple times. But when I got his jeans they were too blue. They were a darker shade of blue. I had gotten them over the weekend and they were brand new to him, and way too dark. He yelled out, “no black pants blue pants”. I told him they weren’t black they were blue but he got more upset. Back to the drawer they went and I got him another pair. I didn’t want a tailspin to turn into a meltdown over these jeans. Some days he is a little more relaxed about it and other days blue jeans are blue jeans. He then turned his attention to the fact that I wasn’t wearing the approved blue jeans either. I had leggings on instead. This also did not go over well with him. I told him that it was fine and we had to hurry to get ready to go. He got distracted when I mentioned his teacher again. We got to the bus stop with him wanting Siri to answer tons of questions. His smile was huge when he saw the bus turn the corner. When he came home from school he seemed calmer than he was in the morning. We laughed a lot. He has been asking about going to see the horses but he says, “horses no horses” and it’s hard for me to tell if this is a yes, no, or maybe. He asked Siri and Alexa to say every animal he could think of in all the languages. “Iguana in Arabic”, he yelled out, laughing hysterically as he heard Alexa and Siri competing to get the words out quicker. I asked him what he wanted for dinner and he said, “no walrus for dinner please” and I couldn’t argue with that. He thought it was hilarious and then started telling me other animals he didn’t want for dinner. It didn’t take much to convince him it was bath time and then he fell asleep quickly. I pray tonight is the night for sleep. I’m thankful for his laughter. Dream big and follow your heart. 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.