I think we woke up at about the same time again. I heard him before I saw him. I wasn’t in any rush to get up so he came to me and immediately asked for his tablet. I said, “good morning Owen” and he continued asking for his tablet. I told him that he needed to go to the bathroom before he got his tablet. I said good morning again, waiting to hear if he would give me a response. This time he said good morning over his shoulder as he walked away. I got up and headed to the bathroom myself. Coffee was next and more conversations with him. When you wake up around five there are a lot of hours until church. He kept coming back to me multiple times asking about church, walking away at an angle on his toes with his elbow up. This is like his sensory input sneak away. He has done something similar for years. We had a busy morning of music and moments. He is starting to understand how to play the harmonica and make the notes sing. I had him listen to Old MacDonald while he was playing. I could see that he was starting to make the connection of playing the harmonica while he was listening to the song. I could see a spark in his eyes as he was starting to put that together. I don’t think it will be long and he will be playing songs. We got ready for church and he talked about going to the park and then the big slides. I told him that we could do either and it was up to him. He did great at church and when we were getting ready to leave he decided he wanted to ride his bike in the parking lot, we only had his little bike with us. I call it his circus bike because it’s so tiny. He doesn’t really pedal it, but he loves riding it and he probably prefers throwing it to the ground more and then he is a very dramatic faller. He pushes his bike down and then he sits or lays down on the ground next to it. Sometimes he will sit back up and reposition himself. He’s very dramatic about it. When he first started doing it I tried to get him to stop but that didn’t go over so well so as long as he isn’t truly throwing his bike I watch to see what he is doing and go from there. I would have to say it is sensory-related or Owen being Owen. He wanted to get chicken nuggets when we left and then we came home to eat lunch. The day went quickly. We had a lot of fun and it was a quiet afternoon. He ate all day long it seemed and into the night. He played his harmonica more and sang a lot with me. He’s ready for his Monday. He can’t wait to see his teacher and then go to his vision therapy. Since Curious George has been part of the bedtime routine he has been sleeping much better. Depending on the day, he will get up once before he falls asleep but then will sleep the rest of the night. I’m thankful for his growth and this amazing day. Find your inspiration and know that you can change the world with a kind heart and a big smile. 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.