I don’t even know what time it was when Owen crawled into bed with me but thankfully we both fell back asleep quickly. I am not sure I was ever fully awake. He didn’t want me to get up to go to the bathroom but I told him I had to. The morning went fast. Once I got up he wasn’t far behind me. He went to the bathroom and then he stood by the light waiting to turn it off after I got my coffee. We got back to my room and we laughed at Curious George and several other videos. We got dressed and headed out to wait for the bus. He talked about going to dinner with our family. I wanted to work on his exercises and he wanted to listen to Siri translate phrases into other languages. I told him that we would compromise. For every animal, he walked like we would also translate phrases. He walked like a monkey with me, making the sounds as he did it. I asked him what he wanted to be translated and he said, “I want chocolate milk please in Arabic.” he then walked like a bunny and a kangaroo for me. About that time the bus came around the corner. He was off to school with a big smile. I wasn’t sure what would happen when he got home because it was raining and a lot of times when it’s raining that’s the end of the day for us and we’re not going anywhere else. He has a hard time processing the rain. My mom said we should play it by ear when he gets home. Well playing it by ear is what we do best I think. He wanted to stay home because “it’s raining and it’s not April” when it should be raining and he is not going to grandma’s house because we were only going out to eat. Plus he said he has to go to school and therapy tomorrow. I told him I would ask him in a little bit if he changed his mind and he said, “no ask me,” walked to the refrigerator where his emotions magnets are, and said, “look she’s smiling.” He initiated all of this when he got off the bus. He then told me to change and he was taking a bath. And that was that he took off his clothes and he told me to go change and he wanted some snacks. There was no convincing him of going and on days like this I don’t try. He seemed very tired and between that and the rain, I knew it was better to stay home. He didn’t eat much after his snack. He came to me numerous times, wanting to watch videos with me or have me do the voice-activated option for different videos he wanted to watch. When it was bedtime he once again wanted to go to sleep on his own. We put on his pajamas and then he told me to go to the white bed. He got up once and came towards me, but he turned around and went right back to his bedroom. He was asleep within a few minutes. I’m praying that tonight he sleeps all night long. I’m thankful that he had a good day. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine all of the things that he goes through to get through his day. That was what today felt like. I’m thankful he was in a good mood and I’m thankful that we had a great night spending time together. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. 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.