I woke early and didn’t sleep much last night but thankfully Owen slept all night. He was back to the usual stand at the light switch deal. I once again had to tell him that he had to wait to turn the light off until I gave him his medicine. He wasn’t any more pleased than yesterday. Every day he is making great improvements and I’m hoping in the next few days he’ll feel like himself again. We sat in bed until it was time to get ready. He was quicker than most days when I told him that it was time to go, but he still wanted to do what he wanted to do, which is play with his tablet. We got out to the bus stop and he wanted to talk about penguins going into the igloos. He thinks it’s funny to say something and then retract it and say the opposite. So when he started talking about the penguins going into the igloos, he laughed and knew that penguins don’t generally go into igloos. He then started talking about what penguins do and what they don’t do and then he wanted to talk about everything being translated. It wasn’t long before his bus turned the corner. I always stand on the sidewalk waving to him, moving my hand back and forth like the I love you symbol and then moving it to the waving position. I always want him to know that I love him and I’m there for him until he can’t see me. He’s waved to me before, but it was always prompted. Today he waved to me as the bus was driving away on his own. That’s where the victory is in that moment. When he came home from school, he started talking about how it was Friday and we weren’t going to go anywhere on Saturday. He then talked about going to church on Sunday but kept referencing back that on Saturday he would be staying home. I told him that we could go someplace on Saturday and that we could even go to breakfast if he liked. Throughout the evening, he repeated that he wasn’t going anywhere for breakfast and that he was going to stay home but he also kept asking questions about breakfast so maybe it will be something we do. He ate a huge dinner with more shrimp again and he ate numerous snacks. Off to bed, he went with the Curious George rules and routine still in place. After he told me to go to bed I could hear him saying, “frogs eat bugs they’re delicious eat bugs nah frogs eat bugs.” He fell asleep quickly after that. The path of today will never be the path of tomorrow. Remember, it’s the soul-searching, it’s the growing, it’s the learning. Let the path be the destination, but not the solution. 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.