I miss my Grammy. When I think of kindness and grace it starts with her. Owen was up early once again. I will be happy when he has completely recovered from his strep throat and three o’clock in the morning can be a thing of the past again. He goes to a well check with his doctor tomorrow so we will also do the follow up. I know the cough always lasts longer but I also know it’s hard on him. He woke up early but his mission was steadfast. “Church church church,” he said almost more with a T sound at the beginning. His speech therapist is doing an excellent job of working with him on the sounds that start and end words. Breakfast started early and kept going until we left for church. I have to say for still not feeling his best he did great at church and only talked with a few people about their pants and didn’t get really mad. Kindness and grace are what I say to Owen, that we must give others kindness and grace as we expect them to give it to us. I also remind him that they have choices and as much as he likes blue pants they may not or they can’t wear them if they need to wear a uniform. He wanted his chicken nuggets, cheeseburger, french fries, and chocolate milk on the way home. He always repeats my words “you can have fish if you want to” but he still asks for the other. He spilled his milk on his pants. This did not make him happy. I told him he could change but it still is a process for him and a meltdown ensued. After he ate his lunch he wanted to take a bath. He is so excited about bubbles on his head now. He immediately asked for tomato juice to pour over his head. I need to figure out what he really wants. I’m sure he has heard something on a video and is trying to explain it to me. For now, I’m looking at colorful bubble soap and an unbreakable mirror. He immediately started asking about the mirror when he got in the tub. He kept taking the bubbles in his hand and putting them on top of his head and looking in the mirror. He didn’t want to get out of the tub but more eating needed to be done. I should have asked him what he wanted to put on the grocery order. After he got out of the tub he said, “pretzels and popcorn please.” I said, “I don’t have any.” He said, “pretzels the stick kind and puzzle.” I said, “I don’t have any.” He said, “microwave popcorn and some coffee please.” I said, “I don’t have microwave popcorn and I’m drinking hot tea.” He said, “I’m not.” I said, “no you are drinking water.” He said,” “chocolate milk and bag popcorn please.” I said, “I don’t have bag popcorn.” He said, “veggie straws and fish cooked in the microwave.” I said, “how about fish in the oven and some veggie straws now?” He said, “yes.” I am so thankful for all his words and connections. These conversations are amazing and make my day. I told him tonight always remember you are amazing and can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Find your strength, push forward, and know that you can do great things in this world with a little kindness and grace. 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.