“Two minutes”, Owen yelled out to me. This is his standard reply when he doesn’t want to do something yet or if he wants to do something longer. He also mixes it up by telling me shorter or longer times than he really understands. “Ten more fifteen minutes”, he says wanting to extend the time as long as possible. He slept until about four before he came to my bed. Once he got there he was full of information and he wanted to turn the earth off again. He heard the birds outside and he opened the curtain. I tried to explain to him that it was still nighttime but it’s all one big day to him. He was happy and that’s what mattered. There were lots of noises but I guess they weren’t bothering him as much since he was in a better mood. Somehow he fell back asleep for a few minutes before we had to get ready for school. When we were getting ready the “two minutes” statement was used numerous times. Even when it is something like school that he loves the process can still be long to get there. He has to go through his routine. Luckily the bus understands and we were almost at the stop when I saw it around the corner. Owen practically ran up the steps to get on the bus. I’m so thankful for how much he loves school. When he got home it was raining. The bus driver was able to pull near us so I could keep Owen out of the puddles. He says, “I love puddles” and boy does he. As soon as we got inside he told me that he sees his teacher on Monday and went through the rest of his schedule for the weekend. I made him shrimp and veggies for dinner and he ate almost all of it. I heard “two more minutes” when he knew it was bedtime. He fell asleep quickly tonight and asking about his adventures for tomorrow. I’m thankful he was in a great mood today. Look for the positive side of life and know that tomorrow is a brand new day. 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.