From Now Thursday
Owen woke much happier today. It seemed like he was more alert and aware of his surroundings. Some days he feels very distant and not able to connect with what is happening in that moment. He wanted attention this morning and lots of it. He grabbed his tablet, turned it to a video that he always happily screams at, and ran to me screaming. His bright eyes told me he wanting an interaction. He screams all the time. Some screams are specifically an attention getter and these perfectly defined that. He wanted me to pay attention to what he was doing. I remind him to use his words. I want him to know that I’m always here for him, but the screaming, well it’s gotta go. His screams echo through my entire body. The good, bad, or indifferent ones all resonate and make me jump to attention. You would think by now I would be used to them. I try not to even react to them, but I still seem to. My reactions give him what he wants too. As the morning wore on we got ready to meet the bus. We went out to our porch and we spent about 20 minutes blowing bubbles. The pure joy that washes over him from the bubbles is wonderful. He gets so excited to see them. We work on him blowing bubbles, but he doesn’t always make the connection of how to do it. He stands about a foot away from the wand, even if I move it closer he pushes back, then he starts making blowing noises but doesn’t always push the air out of his lips. Every once in a while he’ll make a bubble appear and you can see the excitement wash over him. He loves bubbles. I think it is one of the first things he ever learned to ask for and has never stopped asking. He gets them for his rewards now too and couldn’t be happier with it. Find your happiness, go after your dreams, and make today matter. 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.