One of us woke up cranky and it wasn’t me. For once. I needed coffee, but I wasn’t cranky. I needed a lot of coffee. And maybe still do. I think as the day wore on the roles switched, but he was cranky and full of words and emotions as soon as his eyes opened. I started making our breakfast and I went to the freezer to get his waffles out. I dropped a package of frozen fruit onto the floor. Owen was in the living room, but immediately started screaming. He threw his tablet on the ground, started knocking the pillows off the couch, and screaming about the refrigerator door. He walked into the kitchen and threw the fruit that was already on the floor across the room. He picked it up and it went sailing again. So this is where we have to stop these moments. I sat down with him and I explained to him that things drop and we can’t get mad about something that falls from the freezer. We have to pick it up and move on. So I showed him where it fell from and made him put it back. I explained that the freezer was really full and that is why it fell. Some I’m sure he didn’t understand, but I still have to go through the motions and explain it to him. The more pieces I can connect for him the better it is for when something like this happens again. I saw a lot of sparkle in his eyes today and a lot of mischief that followed. I think he saw me struggling as the day went on and he knew what buttons to push. I try not to show my emotions, but they still sit so close to my heart he can tell. He knows me as well as I know him. I had him try several new foods today and he didn’t like them all, but he at least tried them and that was the important part. He even kinda liked broccoli cheese soup, kinda. I’m thankful he’s been sleeping better and maybe soon I will too. I never imagined the ups and downs that we would go through in one day, but I’m thankful that his words are starting to flourish and he is finding ways to express himself. Every day is a gift. And his smile shines throughout the day, even on our toughest of days or brightest of moments there is still that twinkle in his eye and the smile in his heart. Find what brings you joy. Know that tomorrow is a brand new day. And you can move mountains if you set your mind to it. 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.