The sleep thing is a great thing. I’m so glad Owen has been sleeping better. He was happy, happy when he woke up because he was ready for his big, big day. He wanted lots of hugs, kisses, and tickles. We had numerous conversations about so many things and that always makes this momma happy. We got dressed in our “blue jeans” and did the rest of our morning routine. He had a few minutes to play with his tablet before we went outside to wait for the bus. I told him it was time to go and he said, “Out of time finish the game no more pandas.” I can tell he is starting to get the art of conversation. He wanted to put on his jacket. He is learning how to pull up the zipper but he still has a hard time figuring out how to put the zipper in the slot to pull it up. It will come though. I went to pick up Owen for his music therapy and his teacher said he was having a good day. She then started telling me about something they were working on in class. She said, “Fat bear” and before she even finished I said, “Fat bear week newspaper article.” She looked at me and I explained that he had asked me to look it up and I had asked my mom if she knew what it meant. It is a competition with bears in Alaska and they read about Fat Bear Week in newspaper articles. They are voting on which one is their favorite at the end of the set time. This is huge progress for him because he talked about something he did at school. I’m so thankful I kept him back a year so he could build these bridges. He did great at music therapy and his therapist told him she would be off next week so she would see him in two weeks. He told her, “See you two weeks.” They have a Trunk or Treat event at his therapy place and they told us about the event. I had shown him the flyer when we got there. He said he wanted to go “trick or treat in costume.” This makes my heart so happy. I figured out how to get him out of the house on other days when we don’t have our usual routine. On our way home he was telling me about the event and I said we are going trick or treating on Wednesday. He got so happy and started listing people to go with him and that he gets to wear his costume. We don’t have any particular place to trick or treat but I’m going to make it happen. I think this plan will work at least for October and then who says we can’t still go in all the other months? He did great at his vision therapy appointment. He was able to do numerous steps. It was great progress. He was not as pleased with the ride home because I didn’t go to every single place he wanted me to drive to but once I was able to finally convince him to get out of the car we had a great evening. I’ve had one of the hardest days I’ve had in a very long time. But seeing him thrive brought more tears of joy and washed away the other moments. Focus on the good stuff. That’s where it’s all at. 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.