Maybe it’s repeat and rinse. Owen woke again by three and then thankfully the tablet tv talk was taken with action and this time he got into bed with me. After me convincing him that he had plenty of room on the other side of the bed he quickly fell back asleep. Me, not so much. He wanted to stay in bed once he was in my bed. He was ready to go to school though but didn’t want to do the steps to get there. Once we got outside to wait for the bus he wanted to ask Siri to translate that he was going to the park with his friends. My house had other plans though. The plumber was coming. And my house doesn’t do anything tiny. He was here for hours. When Owen came home he was still here and he immediately saw his van outside. This doesn’t always mean someone is at our house but he thinks it does and today he was right. I told him it was the plumber and he said, “plumber plunges with a plunger.” Say that ten times fast. He wanted to see him and he wanted him to be in blue pants. I told him plumbers don’t wear blue pants. He repeated that several times and then said to the guy “we don’t talk about you not blue pants.” I got one of those tiny pumpkins for him and when he came home from school I had it sitting on the table. He was excited. He said, “pumpkin soup we can make pumpkin soup.” I said do you want to make some and he said, “no we can make a pumpkin pie.” I said, “do you want to make a pumpkin pie.” He said, “no.” I said we could cut it open and put a candle in it or paint it. He said, “no soup.” So it’s sitting in the exact same spot where I put it because I tried to move it and he thought we were going to open it. He did well when the plumber was here but he was certainly ready for him to leave. He asked me to change numerous times and was concerned that he was not a plumber that wore blue but “we don’t talk about plumber no wear blue.” I asked him if he still wanted to go to the park when he left and he stated, “mommy change” which meant “nopedy nope.” The rest of the night was calm except for the twenty or so times he checked on my bed to make sure there was nothing extra on it. He is ready to see grandma tomorrow and she’s ready to see him too. We stood in our kitchen singing the octopus song I made up with him and he got close to doing all the hand motions. So much growth is happening right before my very eyes. I’m thankful and I’m proud. He fell asleep all curled up in his blanket and I pray for sleep tonight. We shouldn’t settle for what life isn’t about and instead create the dreams that we want life to be about. My dream came true. 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.