I suppose we slept a little better than most nights and I’ll just move forward. Owen woke with a purpose, school. He got a little sidetracked about his tablet but school was where he wanted to go. He talked all the way to the bus stop about the moon. He didn’t think it was supposed to be there at that time and then he told me about the planets, listing several of them and what they are made of. He was excited about seeing his friends and to “tell the bus driver hi”. He knew that we were going to the park when he got home from school. I try to give him a little independence as we walk but I’m also always on the alert that he might run. He likes to push the boundaries. He also likes to see my reactions. When we get to the bus stop he wants to ask Siri how to say different phrases in numerous languages. He asked her, “I want chocolate milk please in Arabic”, telling me that it was a man that was speaking. He went on to ask her several other questions as his bus turned the corner. He ran up the bus steps and off he went. Immediately when he got home from school the firsts words out of his mouth when he got off the bus were “the park let’s go to the park”. I told him we were going to eat a snack and then go. The ride to the park was another story. The stoplights were not our friends. And he kept yelling at every streetlight “lamp it’s a lamp not a lamb lamp not a lamb lamb is a lawnmower”. This is where everything gets blurred for me. He is referencing a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with the lawnmower but I’m not sure why he goes back and forth with lamp and lamb except maybe because of sounds and learning the words. When we got to the park it was hot and Owen had one destination on his mind, the slide that gives mommy a heart attack. He can read me like a book and he can tell I get anxious when he is on it. He likes to hang off of it, leaning over the edge, or not moving from the steps. He wouldn’t go down it and another little boy wanted to go on it. He finally came down the steps instead of going down the slide. The park didn’t last long between it being so hot and him wanting to go hang out on the slide. Before bedtime, he was sitting on the couch. I was in the other room and he said, “sit with mommy please”. Yes, my sweet baby O I will come to sit with you I told him. I’m thankful for his laughter and the sparkle in his eyes. Find your strength, push forward, and know that you can accomplish great 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.