I can say this morning was more emotional than I thought it would be. Not only did I wear shorts for the first emotional rollercoaster day of the changing seasons, but then Owen’s teacher sent a video to her students. This lead to an hour long meltdown. I thought he would be able to handle it, but it took him down spiraling into a meltdown. Generally videos he handles better than live chats, but I think this is all too much for him right now. And here I was in shorts. It’s hard for him to transition from one season’s clothes to the next. He wants me in pants until he gets used to the shorts and then it’s hard when the seasons change again. He would walk up to me tugging at my shorts to cover my knees. He will walk backwards in front of me and stop to look at how my shorts lay on my legs. Sometimes he laughs, sometimes he cries, and other times it’s a full-on scream, letting me know shorts should not be on the agenda yet. All day he has asked to be in “mommy’s bed”. I have laid in there many times with him today. I want to make my room his room and give him my bed. I truly think that would help him sleep better. He’s drawn to my room all the time. And maybe it’s because it’s my room, but I feel like there is more to it. Either way when I can get him transitioned into “mommy’s room” I’m not going to change the name to Owen’s room. Hopefully, that will help him with calm and comfort at night. After the morning meltdown, I tried to not push anything that might be hard on him. I know he can feel my emotions and the stress level is high for us both. As the day progressed I tried to make things as calm as possible for him. We worked on his lessons throughout the night, hoping to give him time earlier in the day to play and not stress about school and his teacher. Laying in bed tonight he yelled for his teacher repeatedly. Luckily he got distracted by “watching de movie”. I’m praying that tomorrow I can distract him enough with different activities since we won’t go bowling for the first time in almost two years. Through life’s challenges we learn, we grow, and we love. Take the moment to tell someone you love them. Know that you are amazing and tomorrow will be 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.