Today we’ve read a lot of books. I figured out how that little gleam in Owen’s eyes worked. He decided right away to go sailing down that same river and we were stuck on the video to start our day off. I wasn’t going to have it. I told him he had to find the video himself. Well, he did. He spelled the name of the video but every time he watched it he put the tablet right in my face. I told him the next time he did it he would not have his tablet. “One more again”, he said, and there it was an inch from my nose with the gleam in his eyes. So the tablet was taken away and I had him sit next to me, reading a book. I think today might be the record for how many books can be read in one day but I told him every time he did it we would read. The first two times he was not happy and then after the tenth time we read a book I do believe he found what he really wanted to do for the day. I lost track after that. He was getting frustrated at one point when something wasn’t coming up on his tablet and I was trying to calm him. I was starting to get frustrated too. I told him to count to ten. Instead, he blurted out, “I love you”. I always say it to him when he is upset or after he has asked me something ten times. It felt like a victory to hear those words because it calmed us both. He’s working through the emotions and how to use them plus recognizing them in others. He was watching a video on Facebook that he always calls “the movie”. He loves the music that it plays from the drums but now he has started paying attention to all the emotions. He saw the happy face and promptly started talking about being happy. I rejoiced. It’s the greatest feeling knowing that he is starting to understand what a smile is and how to be happy. My joy comes from seeing my sweet baby O grow and learn. Never give up, find your happiness, and share your story. There is always someone that needs to hear it and can relate. 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.