Well, a little more sleep is better than no sleep again so I guess we slept better. Owen was very excited about going to the dentist but he was also upset he was not going to ride the bus to school. I told him he could ride the bus to school tomorrow and that seemed to make him happy. It is very hard to change routines on him but he also really liked going to the dentist. He gets very excited when he goes. He likes talking to the people in the waiting room. He usually goes to adults quicker than he does other kids. I was happy when he walked up to one of the other parents and told him that his shirt was black and it actually was. I explained that was one of the things we were working on, to get him to answer correctly. When we went back to the room Owen knew immediately what he was supposed to do. He sat in the chair and we talked to the assistant. He told her that he had to look in the mirror and he wanted to watch Mickey Mouse. They have TVs on the ceilings for the kids to watch. The doctor came in and he immediately started talking to her. He gets very excited about her counting his teeth. I explained that we were there because he kept telling me he wanted to pull his teeth out and picking at the one area in his mouth. She looked at all of his teeth and said they looked good. She explained that over the next few years he would lose numerous baby teeth and he may be starting to feel them shifting. I felt better having her confirm that he hadn’t knocked any of them loose again by chewing on things like his tablet. We left there and I took him to school. He wanted to make sure “mommy goes bye bye”. He loves school and that is his way of confirming that I will drop him off. He says this to me when I take him to visit his grandparents too. He wants that one on one time with them. When I signed him into school someone took him to his class. He stood there watching me to make sure I was going. It makes my heart happy to know he loves being at school. When he got home from school he was very calm. He wanted to make sure “mommy change” so that he knew we were staying home. I have to change to home clothes instead of jeans. He ate a big dinner, listened well until it was bedtime and then he didn’t want to go to sleep but this is pretty standard now. It seems like he wants to drag his feet every night but is ready for his bath as soon as he hears the water going. He fell asleep quickly in my arms wanting a “big hug” and I was thankful for a good day. Knowing that he is thriving at school makes me very happy. He loves going and he has a great connection with his teacher. Be inspired by the world around you. Know that you can make a difference. 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.