The rollercoaster ride seems to keep on turning, spinning, and going upside down when I least expect it but I guess that’s what’s called life. Owen came to me in the middle of the night but fell right back asleep. Me, not so much. He was all over the bed but mostly he always seems to end up with his head or elbow in my back. He has to be touching me. When we woke to get ready for school I think he was hungry. He asked for breakfast, lunch, and dinner it seemed. I gave him some cereal and milk to drink and before I could even put the food away he was asking for more. I think he is growing once again. He got his tablet and he started asking Siri numerous words in different languages. I told him we needed to get ready and he ran off in the opposite direction. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for him to process what is happening and he had more words he wanted to talk to Siri about. I asked him to get his shoes. I have several that he can pick from. He always runs through them all but still picks the same ones. We got ready and headed to the bus. There was nothing fast about our walk to the bus stop. I’m not exactly fast, to begin with, but then he wanted to “stop at the stop sign” and proceeded to tell me directions. I told him if we didn’t hurry he would miss the bus. That got him going. The bus would wait for us and they would be able to see us walking but I always hate to make them wait. As soon as Owen saw the bus he was ready. He ran up those steps and off they went, knowing “mommy gonna pick me up”. Today was therapy day and he knows his schedule. When I picked him up he went through each of his therapists and what they would be doing. Even though his therapist changes the activities on him and has him work on different exercises he still likes the routine and tries to tell them what they are doing. They told me he had a really great day and I’m so glad that he is learning new skills. We are working on some of the same skills at the same time. He has a hard time associating what he can do at different places. Like he will only eat certain foods at my mom’s and other foods for me. And the rules change but he is overcoming this and starting to branch out. He had a great night. He sang a lot of songs with Siri and listened well to directions, mostly. He’s ready for his school adventure tomorrow and I’m thankful for how much he is growing. Find your inspiration and watch your world grow. 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.