I think it was a meeting of the minds this morning. I woke and went to the bathroom and Owen was already stirring. As soon as I was done he went into the bathroom. He immediately said no school. I debated if I should send him today but he has been eating well and very energetic. His fever had broken once I started him on the medicine so I told him that he could go to school if he wanted. I knew it would take him a bit to process it all. I told him his teacher missed him. As soon as I said that his eyes lit up and he started repeating her name. I told him he could decide. I didn’t want to push him but I also knew he would be extremely happy if he went. He quickly got dressed and we were out the door to the bus. We stood waiting for the bus and he said he wanted to “farm a small potato.” I wasn’t sure if he meant a small potato or the characters from Small Potatoes. Either way, he laughed and said, “you can farm a small potato in French.” When he came home from school the bus driver was talking to him and asking him questions. I love how invested the drivers and the aides are with him on both the morning and afternoon buses. He must have told the bus driver when he got on the bus that he was going to ride his bicycle when he got home because when he was getting off the bus the driver asked him several questions. Owen told him he was going to ride his bike and the bus driver asked him a couple of questions about it before he left the bus. I told him I wasn’t sure if we were going today. I wanted to see how he sounded and felt before I made the decision. When I told him that we probably wouldn’t go, he said, “exercise I need the exercise.” I think he’s figured the system out. We had a very warm day and I was afraid the wind and weather mind be too much for him so we stayed home. He was very calm about it. The rest of the night flew by and I am glad he is feeling better. He asked for his weighted blanket today and that was the first time he has asked for it on his bed. He also wanted me to cover him with it. I’m thankful he is feeling better and he was excited that tomorrow is his favorite day. Find comfort in your soul and let your heart play a beautiful melody of strength and encouragement. 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.