Some mornings I wake up and I feel like I’m stepping right onto the rollercoaster. I have just enough time to put my safety belt on before it leaves the station. I think I woke up before any rooster even thought about waking up but thankfully Owen slept later. Very rarely does he sleep late but I tried to be very quiet so he could get more sleep, however, I don’t want him to miss our morning time either because routine is everything. He was ready to get on that bus to see his teacher and then go to his vision therapy. When he was getting ready he kept talking about losing a tooth. I tried to tell him they were growing in but he focuses on the teeth he has lost. He talked about the tooth fairy taking his coins and lollipop. I asked if the tooth fairy gave him coins or took them away. He says the opposite of what he means a lot so once I asked him, he told me that the tooth fairy gave him coins and lollipops. We went out to wait for the bus and he was very excited. When he gets extra excited like this he goes after my hair. He started pulling my hair and then tried to bite it. He said, “we don’t pull hair” but kept doing it. He knew that February was ending tomorrow and that March will be starting on Wednesday. He talked about it being Monday and that he was going to go to his vision therapy. When he came home from school, he was very calm and he had his snack. He kept coming to me asking me questions about the apps on his tablet. He’s learned how to adjust his screen so he sees all his apps in the same section. It’s amazing all he knows how to do. We got ready to go to his therapy and he started telling me all the clothes the doctor has worn. When I said I didn’t know what she would be wearing today he said, “we’ll have to wait and see” saying the words I’ve said to him so many times. He had a great session with her and she used some glasses with him that looked like the kind you would use with a 3D movie. He had to find the circle on the screen with them. I watched how his body language changed with these glasses and I could see he was both struggling and excited about them. I think he was surprised at how different everything looked for him. It was the effect I was hoping for with the other colored glasses he was wearing but these changed the way he saw the depth of things. I will be excited to see how she uses them in the future for him and what he thinks about them. When we came home one of the stoplights near us was out. I prayed and prayed and prayed our lights would not be out but I saw other lights on near us so I was hopeful. Our lights were out. I wanted to cry. I absolutely wanted to cry. I looked up the notification and it said the estimated time for restoration was after midnight. I wanted to cry more. Owen immediately started running from light switch to light switch. This was not going to go over well. He wanted them back on. When he wasn’t checking to see if they worked he was back at my face yelling for me to turn the power on. I tried to distract him but that doesn’t work. He ran to his room and his bedside table lamp was not on. He said, “night is on.” He needed that light to be on because it’s part of the whole Curious George scenario and he was not going to be able to sleep if it wasn’t on. He became more concerned about it being nighttime as the minutes ticked by. Thankfully the electricity came back on a little over an hour after we got home. I said a giant prayer of thanks to God. Owen ran around making sure everything was on and then he was calm the rest of the night. Me, not so much. With our high winds, I was praying they wouldn’t go back out. He requested fish for dinner and he counted the minutes down until he could eat. Thankfully he fell asleep and his light was on. I’m thankful for how well he did at therapy today and the hope for tomorrow. Today is your stepping stone. Keep moving forward. 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.