It takes a lot to get back out into the world. Owen slept all night again and as much as I can tell we are on the mend I’m still overly cautious about us being out and about. I do not want him to get sick again and miss going back to school. With that being said we needed to get out of this house. I debated and debated but we were both feeling better so we meet my parents for breakfast. I waited to tell Owen because I didn’t want to get his hopes up. We don’t have fevers but he doesn’t understand that he can’t cough in someone’s face or that he shouldn’t be close to their face. He understands nothing about personal space. This is why I waited the extra couple of days before we saw them. They understand but I still didn’t want them to get this. It took us a while to get going. When you’ve been nowhere but the doctor’s office for over a week it feels different walking out your door. Owen couldn’t wait. He was happy we were going. He knew exactly what he wanted, “chicken gravy pancakes please.” He also knew “mommy’s go bye bye.” He was full of the directions and knew what he wanted. He missed seeing his grandma and every bit of our routine. I missed it for him and for me. It’s hard being sick and then add on top of that missing the people we want to be around most is even harder. He did great at breakfast and then off he went to spend a few hours with grandma. I’m thankful for their close bond. I remember my connection with my grandma and it was amazing. Later in the afternoon, I went to pick him up. As soon as I walked in the door he started saying, “grandma on Tuesday” like it was his little chant. It didn’t stop the entire time we were there. Today was our day to celebrate Christmas together since we had been sick. Owen had told me he wanted to give his grandma “a new hat a new octopus hat.” I try to let him be involved in the gift-giving decisions. I think it is important for him to understand that it is something we give from our hearts and that we want them to have. New hats are his go-to thing right now. And it’s kind of interesting to me that he doesn’t like when people wear hats but he loves talking about them. When she put it on he immediately wanted her to take it off. This is the pretty standard response for him so we weren’t surprised. We had a great afternoon and on the way home, he kept repeating that he wanted to see grandma tomorrow. If everything goes according to plan he will get to see grandma tomorrow. When we got home we ate dinner and then he was showing me his tablet. He was watching a video and he was telling me everything wrong. I can’t figure out why he does this. “It’s a lion,” he said when it was lemon and he kept going. He knew what all the objects were that he was saying incorrectly but he went through each one and did it anyways. Sometimes I think it is so he can see how I handle it. The night went quickly and he was asleep before I thought he would be. I’m so very thankful we are on the mend. Every day is a great day to be happy. 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.