It’s happy dance day. Owen slept until about five in the morning. He even knew he was going to see his grandma today and he slept all night. I can’t wait until September when we go to the new autism specialists. I’m hoping they will be able to guide us with his sleep and behaviors. Owen’s body responds so differently to things like I do so I’m hoping they will be able to do more analysis and see what he reacts to. The clinic is about three hours away so it will be a whirlwind trip there and back in one day. This is one of the reasons I am trying to get him used to more car rides. He doesn’t always do well with car rides but highway driving is generally better than the stop-and-go in the city. He was pretty calm all morning until it came to his socks. He never wants to put them on himself. He starts screaming that he “needs help” and I insist that he is amazing and doesn’t need my help. Today I told him if he didn’t do it then he wouldn’t be able to go. There are some things I know he can’t do like button his paints but he is learning, however, I know he can do his socks and shoes. I still help him with both but he can mostly do his socks. The problem is he doesn’t always realize to put the bottom of the socks on the bottom of his sole. Then when it comes to the shoe I have to remind him to hold the tongue up so it doesn’t go inside his shoe but I am amazed at how far he has come. He had a great day at grandma’s house and when we came home it seems like all he wanted was snacks the minute we walked in the door. When I was listing things he could have for dinner he decided he would add to my list and asked for waffles. I figure since he added to the list and said, “please” he would get waffles. When they were cooking he started asking about his Spider-Man costume. He said, “Spider-Man hat” and immediately started looking. I was surprised he wanted the hood over his face again but he loved it. He then wanted the costume on too. He was very patient about putting his fingers in all the slots and wore it for at least twenty minutes. He even took it off himself which I wasn’t sure if he could do because the zipper is hidden mostly. The rest of the night went quickly with me slowly trying to adjust his bedtime a little later. It’s hard keeping him up when he is ready for sleep. I’m thankful he fell asleep quickly and he knew tomorrow is “therapy therapy” day. I’m thankful for his smile. Find your strength and know that you are important. 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.