Any and every break is hard on Owen. Anything different than routine. Anything at all. So we’ve been up since three in the morning when the blue bed and the white bed couldn’t contain us any longer and the tablet was the only go-to he wanted. He was calm except for the screaming. I’m not sure why he likes to hear his voice so loud but maybe it drowns out the echoes of the world. And most of the time it is happy squealing. I do not know where he is putting it but he had five waffles, grilled cheese, cereal, veggie straws, milk, and water, and then requested “two waffles please” all by ten o’clock in the morning. I guess when you’ve been up since three you are hungry. Food and shapes were the most talked about subjects all day. He was very disappointed I didn’t take him to the dentist. He kept saying “dentist next time”. I might have to see when his next appointment is because he wants to go. He told me his “teeth are triangles and rectangles” and he might have “square teeth”. I think he has thought this through. He was standing at the table drinking and he started moving. I said you need to go potty. He took off to the bathroom and then he stopped. He turned to me and said, “pee pee people potty dance” and took off running to the bathroom again. We’ve discussed the potty dance a time or twenty. Our shape trend continued and he asked for veggie straws and then he wanted them in a triangle shape and round veggie chips. He loves the triangle puff ones but he mushes them up and they go everywhere. I was folding some clothes and he was sitting at the table eating. Within seconds he ran to the bathroom. I gave him a head start and by the time I walked to him he was “swimming in the toilet”. He did this so many times when he was younger and then it stopped. Now he has done it numerous times over the last couple of months and I’m ready for it to swim on out of here again. I took his tablet away for the rest of the night and we played games and read. He started falling asleep in his body sock but I knew it would be hard to get him out of it. He was not having any of it. He wanted to stay in it. He fell asleep and it took me a lot of tries to get him out of it. I couldn’t leave him in it because I was afraid he would forget it covered him completely. When he is awake he can easily get out of the huge slit but I was afraid he wouldn’t be able to with sleeping. Thankfully he went right back to sleep. I’m thankful for the rays of sunshine even though I know today was hard for Owen. Let the sunshine guide your day and know that you can do amazing things. 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.