I know Owen was already yawning when he woke up at about three. I convinced him to go back to his bed and he did until an hour or so later when I heard him watching a vacuum video on YouTube and his vacuum review voice was in full swing. It really is amazing how he can mimic so many voices. I got up and started my coffee. I need a remote start. It seems like I always need to start it before it magically starts on its own. I told him he was going to his therapy but it would still be a couple of hours. He was ready and he was excited. He ate a huge breakfast and then off we went. He did great at his therapy but he was concerned that no one wore blue pants. After we left we had to drop off his new glasses to be fixed. The temple fell off the hinge. I’m not sure what happened but he told me they “broke.” He associated it with the ball he popped that the wind had given us. He said, “pop a ball throw it in the trash” handing me his broken glasses. I told him we would take his glasses to be fixed. I tried to explain that the ball was in too many pieces to be fixed but trying to explain how that is different than his glasses being in pieces was not easy. He was happy though because he was getting to go to both places, however, he was not happy he didn’t get to see his eye doctor. He kept telling me his “tooth is loose” but he didn’t need to see the dentist because he could bite. When we got home he was happy to be here. He kept asking me if we were going anywhere and I said we could if he wanted to. His answer was a definite “no no no.” I got him a level one Spider-Man book to read. We have been reading every day and it was our book for yesterday. This morning when I got more coffee he was sitting on the couch and picked up the book to read it on his own. He did this several times throughout the day. I made his dinner and he told me that the air fryer said to “add food” and then as soon as it beeped “it has to cool now”. I explained that it hadn’t cooked yet since I just added it in but he ran off before I got anywhere with that. He used to play a game that I didn’t want him to play because he would get very animated and upset about it. So he knew that he had a different game that repeats words exactly like the other game but it is different. He pulled it up and comes to show me. “Different Kiki,” he says. I think he may have thought he got one over me but wanted me to know it. The rest of the night went quickly. He ate a huge shrimp dinner and then fell asleep on the couch. I had to get him up and then in bed but he was out once again. I’m thankful for today and that he was happy. I’m not sure if we will go anywhere tomorrow but I will try. I see growth and I know that sometimes we need to take a day to sit and be at home. Remember to be kind to your own heart. Each day try to accomplish one thing and 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.