We slept. It was glorious sleep with a side of chaos but sleep nonetheless. I know we both needed it because he only woke up a couple of times and went right back to sleep. Now tonight was a completely different story but I think it topped off the day. To say Owen was hyper is probably an understatement. He packed in a lot of energy in one day and he didn’t want to let it go even as he laid there trying to go to sleep. His emotions seemed heavy as he laid in my arms but then he quickly and loudly pushed me away asking for a “big hug”. I try not to get frustrated as he yells at me one more time and especially when he is yelling for exactly the thing he pushed me away from doing. I breathe and I pray. I learned that he knows a lot more math than I thought he even knew. He was playing with an app and had me help him, which he didn’t really need it. Depending on the app’s response he will purposely get answers wrong so that he can get the negative reinforcement response. If the colors are brighter or flash across the screen when he does something incorrectly then he will answer the problems wrong. If the response the app gives is more to his liking when he gets the answers right he won’t miss one answer. The app he was playing with today he liked the negative response better. But this made me realize he knows what the placement is for numbers, like the one in the ones place, he knows even and odd numbers, and he understands greater than and less than. There’s no stopping my sweet baby O. He’s now turning the cards on Siri and asking her to say her own words in other languages. He said, “ok here’s what I found in French” wanting her to find the phrase in French and then moving on to several other languages. I truly wonder how many languages he knows. He asked, “I want chocolate milk please” in at least five different languages throughout the day. And I was happy to oblige. He is my miracle and he is finding his voice. Dream big and let the world hear you rejoice. 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.