It was a great night for my sweet baby O. He slept under his blue blanket but next to the red one. That felt like progress though. He was in a good mood when he woke. It was a little early so he got into bed with me before he even asked for his tablet. I had woken up by the old bladder alarm so I’m sure my going to the bathroom woke him up a little early. Thankfully it wasn’t too early. We lay there for a few minutes and then I got up to get some coffee. He didn’t want me to get up so I stayed there another couple of moments and he was laughing at everything I said. I told him I would be right back and he said, “tablet.” I asked him what he needed to do before he got his tablet and he got up and went to the bathroom. That felt like progress too. While I got my coffee Owen ran past me to get his tablet and then back to stand guard by the light switch until I finished getting my coffee. He had that light turned off and in my bed before I could even think about it. We got him ready for school and I worked with him again on doing tasks quickly so he could have the reward of his tablet. We walked out to wait for the bus and it was really cold and windy so we waited on the porch. “Hippopotamus in Arabic,” he asked Alexa and then he repeated it in Arabic like he had been saying it forever. He went on to say numerous phrases in all the different languages, and then about that time, his bus came. I could tell he was really happy to see the bus come around the corner and he was jumping up and down. My boy came home as happy as he left but he didn’t want to do anything on his Friday night. And he was concerned about not having school next week but I told him he would and I think we got past it. The weather is such a concern for him. I got him a Curious George book about bowling and he said, “Curious George goes bowling” so maybe just maybe he will want to go bowling again soon. I am hoping that I can find all the different social interactions we are working on in the Curious George books and videos. He is doing amazing with his bedtime routine because of him so I’m hoping it helps with other things. “It is an igloo,” he kept repeating it, pointing to the words on the screen. He was reading what was on the screen but there was an iguana on it. He amazes me with how he figures everything out. He knew it was wrong. I guess they sped up the words or the video. He didn’t want to eat too much tonight and I know a lot of times I don’t even try to push it because he is such a great eater. The red blanket was on its position on the bed “ready to go night night.” He started the process under the red one but quickly moved it beside him again. He was in his bed and didn’t want me in his room but he kept fake crying and screaming for me to come in there and then he told me to leave but to put the blanket on him that was already on him and wanted me to do a fake snoring sound. I think he gets himself in circles with blankets in general and will eventually move to use the red one. The fake snoring and crying stopped and turned into quiet sleeping. I see incredible growth and I am thankful for that. The challenge you stand in today will be the growth you walk away with 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.