I woke at my usual way too early timeframe and debated as long as I could if going to the bathroom would wake Owen. I couldn’t wait. Fortunately, it didn’t wake him. I fell back asleep and he still wasn’t awake. I wondered if I was going to be able to make a second trip and get coffee without waking him. Success. We woke to a light snow dusting. I think this threw our morning off. The Curious George phenomenon is amazing. He put himself to bed again and he slept until after six. He told me that it was “Mickey saves Christmas snow outside” and “it was happy.” He asked about grandma but then said, “in a little bit” and started talking about the snow. I asked him to name an animal. He said, “elephant eagle elk elephants eat peanuts eagles fly.” He likes to go through the different letters and tell me things that begin with them. He kept saying grandma but then sat back down. I did not rush him. He told me to sit down. I told him we had to get dressed if he wanted to go but he kept telling me to sit. He handed me the bowling pin that I have at his door to his bedroom so it would stay open. He wanted to lay in his bed and close his door. He told me to take the bowling pin to my room. He kept saying grandma and then telling me “in a little bit.” I think the weather and days off next week were throwing him off his routine. He told me he was going to breakfast on Monday with grandma. He realized around three o’clock that he wasn’t going to see his grandma today since he kept saying in a little bit. He went to his emotions magnets on the refrigerator and said he was “sad” but then I told him he would see his grandma on Monday and he said he was “happy.” He wanted to still go so I told him we could go but I wasn’t going to leave. He chose to wait until Monday. We worked through it. He was sad but I’m glad we went through the process. He also said he couldn’t go because his grandma was sick and I said she wasn’t sick. He said she was on vacation. I said no. He then talked about the snow and that he was going to see people at church tomorrow. I think he wanted to make sure he wasn’t missing that. “Five little speckled frogs eating their most delicious bugs in Arabic” per Owen’s request to Alexa and many other phrases. He once again went to sleep telling me to go to my room. I’m thankful for this new sleep routine. He’s doing amazing with it. He requested a red blanket when he’s always wanted blue so I see so much progress. Find what makes your heart happy and let the world see you shine. 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.