“Tablet,” Owen said. I think my eyes cracked open at this point trying to see the clock. The word came again. This time it was determined and louder, “tablet.” The numbers were coming into focus and it was very early. I told him it wasn’t even three o’clock in the morning and he needed to go back to bed. I knew this was not going to happen but at three o’clock in the morning, your brain does not follow the directions of what you should be saying. By six o’clock in the morning, I was more exhausted than if I had just said you can have your tablet if you stay in your bed. He was very calm after that. He wanted to see his grandma but he was asking about all his days ahead. Starting school on a Friday was very hard for him but thankfully he is concentrating on going to church. All day I worked with him so that he knows he has to sleep in order to go to church. He repeated it back to me as we talked about it. I truly hope this helps him. We got ready to go to Grandma’s and he talked to me about church. I try to keep him focused on the day we are on but he starts talking about something and then he repeats it and repeats it. I forget that I’m supposed to focus on today. He had a really good day with Grandma. He remembered and repeated that we don’t pinch each other. This is one of those things I pray he doesn’t start doing again. He cycles through these behaviors and I’m hoping this one doesn’t start again. When I went to pick him up he reminded me again we don’t pinch. He didn’t want to go anywhere else so we came home. I’m hoping to convince him to ride his bike tomorrow after church. I’m hoping we make it to church. I tried to keep the rest of the night calm so that he might sleep better. In general, he starts the bedtime process but tonight I’d let him stay awake a little bit later hoping that that would also help with his sleep. He ate a huge dinner and kept snacking until it was bedtime. He repeated it again that he had to sleep in order to go to church. I’m truly praying that helps him sleep. The victory for the day was no pinching. I’m thankful for a good day and I pray for a better night. I love the songs he sang for me and the music he played. Find your inspiration and let it be your guide. 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.