It seems like we both woke up around the same time. The noises of the world or my bladder woke me and I’m not sure what got him up. I was thankful that Owen slept as late as he did. I can tell he is feeling so much better. Every once in a while there is a faint cough that comes forward but I would say he is definitely back to where he was. The morning was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It was raining outside and that is hard sometimes on him. Today was one of those days. I thought we were going to breakfast and then we were going to the big slides but he kept saying no he wanted to stay home. This is where the overthinking comes into play. If I push too hard we don’t go anywhere anyways because meltdowns take over, if I say the wrong words meltdowns happen, and if I make him go he will not be happy and that could cause problems later, or he could love it. I never know. We stayed home for most of the day and Owen ate pretty much nonstop. This is another reason I can tell he is feeling better and growing. My mom went to get a checkup today because she is still recovering from her “hot air balloon accident” as she likes to say it. Owen hadn’t seen his grandma in a month because it was hard to explain to him why she can’t do all the things he would expect. I wasn’t sure how he would react but I told him we were going to see grandma. His first words were “mommy go bye bye” because he was expecting me to take him to her house. I told him that we were going to pick her up and then take her home but not get out of the car. Then I explained she was not going to be wearing one of his preferred outfits that he wants her in. These are all things that are hard on him. He was excited to see his grandma. He had his tablet with us but as soon as he saw hers in her bag he asked for it. He talked on the way to her house and then he asked for “chicken nuggets from little Donald’s.” She told him it was fine with her but I had to decide. I said yes as well. The closer we got we asked him if he wanted someplace else. He chose “Wendy Donald’s.” This is how he names all the different restaurants and locations. We got my mom home and thankfully he was calm the entire time and wasn’t too upset that he didn’t get to go inside their house. We got home and he did great the rest of the evening. He ate his dinner and asked for more. He started talking about shirts that I haven’t worn in months and years. He said, “orange shirt owl plaid shirt long.” I think he might have a photographic memory. I’m thankful he had a good day. Some days I’m glad I don’t rock the boat but today I’m glad we sailed together. Also, remember you are not alone and you are a lot stronger than you think you are. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.