My eyes actually woke up before his did but I wanted mine to close quickly, his did not. I think it was my bladder that really was the problem but Owen was standing next to me a little after three requesting his tablet, telling me about his tooth, and saying he didn’t have to go potty. I just blinked. Three would quickly turn into four and four to five and five was like every day so we might as well get up. To say today was emotional is probably the understatement of the day. Sickness is hard on him, any and all sickness is hard. It’s also amazing how calm he was off and on throughout the day before and after everything happened. It felt like one thing after another kept happening and everything was something. He was extremely concerned that he was not going to church this morning. That kind of ruled the whole day ahead. He watched a video and he made numerous connections to other things he wanted to do. He saw a chair flying and he talked about sitting. A flying tire went by and he said that we needed a rope to hang it in a tree. He wants the tire swing to be able to swing like Mrs. Cow from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Now that I think almost all of his baby teeth are gone I should understand when he’s about to lose a tooth. He kept saying all morning that he was losing a tooth and I kept telling him his teeth were growing in, he was right I was wrong. I knew he had three adult teeth growing in and I thought he had a while longer till he lost another one. He wiggled it out and then he came to me to tell me it was gone. I asked him if he had it, but he wanted me to come to his room to look under his pillow. He still had it in his hand, but he wanted me to come and put it under his pillow so that the tooth fairy would come. We went to his room and he lifted his pillow and he put it under there and then I was afraid that he was going to take the tooth and eat it. Not that it would be a huge problem, except for him, swallowing his tooth, but he just really didn’t need to eat it. Thankfully I had bought extra lollipops knowing that was probably what he would want once he put it under his pillow and I was able to convince him to leave the room for a few minutes while I put the lollipop where the tooth was. He ran into the room to retrieve his reward. After that, he continued to look up games for dentistry for kids. He decided not only does he want a unicycle, but he wants a pogo stick. It should be interesting. I think the pogo stick would be easier to learn than the unicycle, but I’m not really sure. He repeatedly asked what tomorrow would bring and he knows his schedule. He is supposed to go to his vision therapy club but if he’s sick, we may not be able to go. His emotions are all valid and I want to make sure that he understands that but it’s hard sometimes when my emotions are so wrapped up and he needs that instant gratification right away and I’m thankful for his growth. I’m thankful that he wants to use tissues even though they were all pulled out of the box when I walked into his bedroom. Through challenges, I find growth and through progress, I see the hope for tomorrow. Keep your dreams alive, your heart ready for love, and your belief in the goodness of others. 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.