Forward Thinking Friday
“It making de any noise”, Owen screamed. He was very upset because I didn’t put on the pre-approved pants to walk to the bus. When he is upset about what I’m wearing he screams that things are making noise. I’m not sure how noise is associated with what I’m wearing but that is how he always references it. Mommy has to look a certain way and do certain things at certain times. This morning, I broke the rules. I told him several times that I was fine and reassured him that he was fine. Let the emotional rollercoaster begin for the Friday morning shenanigans. I have started wearing some shorts around the house. This brings a whole new adventure to our days. I have to constantly be aware of where he is walking because at random times he will drop to the floor to look at my legs. There is no warning, he just falls to the ground, and grabs at my legs. This hasn’t changed since last year. All summer long he would stop in front of me to look at my legs. It’s the same with dresses and skirts. Only those he pulls up. I don’t often wear skirts when we are in public together because the skirt goes completely up. There’s no warning, he stops, turns, and up the skirt goes, so he can touch my legs. Owen is learning about the body. For the longest time, he would look at his own hands and feet like they weren’t attached to him. He didn’t understand how they moved and we have worked on many exercises, hoping to give him a better understanding of his body. It’s working. His hand-eye coordination is greatly improving. I’m thankful for his growth and I’m happy that he is making progress. We will learn and grow together because we are a team. Find your happiness in the world around you and know that you are amazing. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.