All the days are blending together. Owen handled today mostly ok, kinda good, with a side of ready to make sure his routine was going to be back in order soon, and I promised him it would be. I tried to keep him busy but I think he kept me busy instead. He said, “grandma,” I think approximately fifteen billion times today. I tried to explain to him that he doesn’t have to say it every second but that only caused him to then say his teacher’s name instead. We did get to practice a lot of our animal sounds and many of them pretty much sounded the same to me after being up since three in the morning when Owen was quite happy to be telling me exactly what a gorilla does and does not sound like. “Hear it noise gorilla no gorilla sounds like this” and he proceeded to make the gorilla noise and laugh hysterically. I told him that it was nighttime and he had to go back to sleep. It was amazing how wonderful the “blue bed” became. He was ready to take his tablet and go back to the blue bed. I gave in after a while. The only thing it really wasn’t where he ended up. He watched TV loudly and he came to tell me about it numerous times. He then told me he was going to the “blue bed” with his “blue tablet” but again he kept running back to me to tell me animal noises. He ate like he is growing again and even ate a lot of ham which he is generally not a big fan of. He came to me later in the day squealing and I knew something was up. He handed me his glasses, telling me to “fixth it”. He has been taking them off more. Generally, he will raise them up when he is looking at his tablet. I think he mostly needs them for far away so I think he understands this but he is playing with them more because of it and when he handed them to me the side was bent even further than it was already so it was flapping now. I was able to push it in a little but I didn’t want to break them completely. I asked him if he wanted to keep them off since they were broken and he said, “no leave on”. I explained to him that he was going to have to be careful with them otherwise they would completely break and he wouldn’t get to wear them until they ordered a new pair. He seemed like he did better with them after that. He’s growing. I called his eye doctor and luckily they were still under warranty so they were going to order a new frame and be able to put his lenses in them. The day closed quickly with him tired from being up so early but even though he was asleep I kept checking on him because I do believe he was trying to translate all his animal noises into Russian, Arabic, and kangaroo, which is now his new go-to language that I try to explain to him is animal, not a language but this too shall be interesting to see what words he can make into kangaroo. I always wonder if he truly understands languages are not all-encompassing. Hey, if you’re happy and you know it speak kangaroo. And with that, I hear him talking about something but I think he is still sleeping. Happiness is hearing him laugh with great gusto. Find what makes your heart happy and the rest will follow. 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.