“Tablet,” I heard Owen say before I could really process if that’s what I really heard him say. He said it again. It all came into focus. Or maybe it was to it. I was awake and I knew it was too early to be awake. When my eyes could focus on the clock it confirmed it. It wasn’t even four o’clock in the morning and he was standing beside my bed requesting his tablet. I told him to go back to bed or lay next to me but he wasn’t getting his tablet yet. I tried to convince him that if he wanted to go to church he needed to go back to sleep. I’m not quite sure why or when I have ever thought this method would work but at four in the morning, it always seems to be my go-to choice. He went back to his room but it didn’t take him long to come right back to me. I tried again and this time I sent him back to his room with his tablet. That’s what I should have done the first time. We got ready for church and off we went. He did pretty well with the whole blue pants thing but he did tell one of my friends she needed to wear blue pants. I think she was the only one that I heard him tell and I made him apologize. Who knows when he will be done with the blue pants thing but I keep praying he will move on from it. He wanted chicken nuggets and a cheeseburger after church and he told me he can’t wait to go to “the little park and the little Donald’s.” He played his app so that he can make it do things that seem like it shouldn’t do. He somehow figured out how to stretch the sled. He said, “don’t go to the clouds anymore they changed it” and kept trying to go to the clouds anyways. He gets excited every time it starts doing the fireworks. I’m not sure how to move him through this either. He gets so upset because he is making the sled break yet he wants to play the game all the time and he wants it fixed but likes that it is broken. I try to explain it is not going to change back most likely but I don’t know if he understands that. He was watching Curious George and the man was in a robe. He called it something else that I couldn’t understand so I said it was a robe. He said, “it’s a robot in a robe.” I said I don’t think he is a robot. He said, “but he sleeps and talks.” He continued talking about sleep when he was watching Curious George. I realized this is why he may have decided he would go to sleep without me in the room. The guy said he would be in his room if he needed him so maybe that’s why Owen wants to be in his room now and tells me “night night mommy go to the white bed” so I’ll be in my room. This is night two of him wanting to fall asleep without me in his room. I’m kind of shocked. He only came out of his room once tonight and then was asleep . I pray he sleeps later than he did today. I’m thankful he had a good day and a happy smile on his face. Bring joy to your heart and let the sunshine be your guide to your happiness. 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.