Owen was extremely animated and full of words and expressions. This morning I told him I was cranky. He said, “no cranky today”. I said, I’m sorry but I am cranky. He quickly replied, “are you happy today”. Well, I guess my attitude needed to change. We had an afternoon snack of sweet potatoes. One of us liked it better than the other but at least one of us had three bites before declaring, “do you like it no”. I think he may not have been hungry because he wouldn’t have eaten that much if he hated it. Food is quickly becoming a source of my entertainment with Owen. I can’t believe how much he is eating, how often, and what he is eating. I made our dinner and told him to come to the table. He said, “I’m not going to eat now”. He pretty much stuck to his word. He loves goulash so I thought he would quickly join me. He wanted nothing to do with it until an hour later when he devoured it. And my onion rings. He ate onion rings the other day and he loved them so I figured he would want some. I asked him if he wanted some of my “onion rings”. He said, “no”. I sat down and he came to get a “sip of milk”. He then took one of my onion rings off my plate and proceeded to eat almost half of them. I think he didn’t know the term onion ring but I bet he will know it now. As we stepped through our day I thought about how he is always stepping on my feet and has no concept that it could hurt me. He doesn’t always see the world around him or understand what can hurt him, as well. I saw more connections to these moments today. Instead of using his name at first he would use one of the characters he watches and telling them to “be careful” and then he would say, “watch out” but he’s getting it. As he was drifting off to sleep he started talking about a song he sings at school and told me he was “going on a bear hunk”. He then quickly fell asleep. I may have woke up cranky but I’m going to sleep joyful. Find your joy and sing until your heart is happy. 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.