Owen woke at some point and got into bed with me but then slept until after six. When he woke he followed me to the bathroom. He then went to the living room and before he even got his tablet he went through the room telling me all kinds of things about what he saw. He talked about food, animals, and places to go. The pirates, Halloween, and pumpkin soup came next. He asked me if I wanted a hug and put his arms around me. He doesn’t usually put his arms around my waist like that. Most times he reaches toward my neck to get my hair. He felt connected to it all. He talked with me for at least thirty minutes before he even picked up his tablet. He then got into bed with me talking about different books and singing. It was a morning to remember. We got ready to go to my mom’s and that’s where the tiny hiccup started. Weather is not something we like to mess with and here comes winter. There was condensation on the windows so he couldn’t see out of them. This is an absolute no-no and here we were with condensation staring at us in the face. This is not something that is easily explained so the distraction technique is what I went with. I asked him over and over how to say “condensation” and then it was clear enough to start driving. He said, “condensation flew the coop.” This is his response to everything that isn’t where it once was. Duck flew the coop, houses flew the coop, lunch flew the coop, and followed by “it’s gone.” He stayed there for a few hours and then we ate lunch with my parents. While we were there he wanted to talk about his tooth being loose. He then asked for the video “dinosaur train” so that he could show me the dinosaur’s tooth. He never forgets a thing. We went out to the swings before we left and he enjoyed swinging on a rope swing that reminded him of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode that the cow gets stuck in a tire swing. I think he relived the whole scene numerous times. When we left there we went to the park with our friends. That was an adventure. I knew he would get “stuck” on the slide again yet I keep trying to go. He knows how to go down and has done it numerous times in the past but now he needs to process it and will stay on the slide for twenty minutes or more if I let him without even trying to go down but upset because he is stuck. So now to find a different place to take him but not many parks nearby have a fence around them. Winter is coming so that will change our trips to the park as well and maybe by next year he won’t get stuck on the slide. He stood there pushing one of the little girls in the baby swing which was absolutely amazing to me. He tried to fix several people's pants but thankfully I caught him. The world seems to be turned upside down some days. It feels like everything is something until it’s not. Today was a roughly good day with a side of wonderful amusement. He growing, progressing, and making huge strides. His sentence structure and fine attention to detail are becoming very impressive and I’m so proud of him. And he wanted to wear his Spider-Man costume all day. The laughter, songs, and excitement filled the air and my heart with gladness. Find your sparkle and let the world see you shine. 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.