“Stay home,” I think was the first thing Owen said to me when he got up around three. He then requested chocolate milk and cereal. I told him that it was bedtime and he needed to go back to bed. He requested his tablet. At that point, I told him he could have his tablet if he went back to bed. I drifted in and out of sleep, thankful this doesn’t happen as often as it used to. He was in a good mood for most of the day. He saw our crockpot sitting on the counter and he said, “it’s a cookie jar it’s a treasure chest open the present.” I love how he thought through the process of what it was and what it looked like. His imagination is incredible. I asked him do you want waffles or sausage dog? He said, “I want church please.” He ate a lot today, starting with a breakfast of two sausage pancake dogs. He was watching a video with the character whistling and I asked him if he could whistle. Before I started doing it myself he started blowing air from his mouth. As quickly as he has been teaching himself how to play the harmonica I bet it won’t be long until he can whistle. He told me that he wanted his Spider-Man tablet and before I could tell him that it didn’t have enough battery since it just got back on the charger he said, “It’s not going to last long needs to charge still it not ready yet.” I am pretty sure he might know every word we have ever said to him. I was kissing the top of his head making big smooch sounds when he was sitting on the couch playing with his tablet and he started laughing. I love hearing his laugh. It’s music to my soul. Today was like the coolest day ever. He asked to take a bath earlier in the day. I believe it was because he was preparing for his Sunday to start. I always fill his tub with lots of bubbles. He asked for a “bubble head” which he had never done before for me. He wanted me to stack the soap bubbles on his head. I got the handheld mirror and let him look at his face. He was watching them pop and adding more on his own by scooping them up as I showed him. Then he was combing his hair, calling it brushing. He was loving watching himself with bubbles and combing his own hair. He was talking to himself about the bubbles and then told me he wanted tomato sauce to pour over his head. Then he started making music with the comb teeth by running his finger on them. When he was in the tub he said, “knee in the water in da mud don’t hurt your knee in the mud” and it was like he was referring to when we went to the park to ride his bicycle and purposely put his knee in the mud. He put himself into bed at about seven but he still had his tablet. I let him keep it for a while since he was the one that put himself to bed. He wasn’t coughing as much tonight but I could tell he was exhausted from being up so early. His prayer tonight was “dear God, thank you for church, Amen.” He was happy about going to church in the morning. He feel asleep quickly when I told him that I was taking his tablet so he could go night night. I’m thankful for today. It felt like amazing growth and some very cool stories. He seems to be feeling better. Let today be the guide for your victory of tomorrow. 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.