I’m not sure if I should call one o’clock in the morning yesterday or today even though it’s after midnight. Whatever it is called is way too early to truly matter. I couldn’t convince Owen to go back to sleep. He was ready for his day and that was that. He didn’t realize that not sleeping meant that we were staying home. He was sleepwalking all day it seemed even though he was in a good mood and for the most part calm. Anytime he would get anxious he would say, “elephants eat peanuts with Goofy exactly.” It’s one of his go-to phrases and I’ll take it if it helps him. The calm is a good thing. I tried to not rock the boat. I was thankful he had his Friday with his grandma because there was a storm so they didn’t have cable which meant no internet. That would not have made for a great Saturday for him since he loves watching Disney shows and using the tablet. I told him numerous times yesterday when we got home that he wasn’t going to see his grandma today. I wanted to make sure he understood he would be with me. I thought we would go someplace today but I also thought he would sleep later than one in the morning. I’m thankful he was in a good mood. I keep focusing on that. He has been talking about his new harmonica. I love that he knows it is a G tone. He watches videos of cartoons that people will speed up and change to G sharp or major. This is from hearing him request it and my elementary school days of playing the piano. From there my musical talent could be carried in a thimble. I knew music is important though and I wanted him to feel what it does for our souls. When he was a baby I would put one of his hands on my heart and one on my throat or mouth so he could feel the vibrations when I would sing. As the years moved on I put any instrument I could in his hands. I tried to let him lead the show today. He had asked to go bowling but he was extremely sleepy and I wanted to try to keep him calm. His exhaustion would not have gone over well with bowling. He somehow found songs on his tablet that he hadn’t listened to in a very long time. He was very excited about it and kept coming to me to show me his tablet. When it was getting close to bedtime he told me he was going to “go to sleep on the couch bed.” This is one of those things I really would be fine if he go to sleep on the couch except that would start a trend I’m not sure how to handle yet and the dude sleeps like a fish swimming upstream holding a pizza and talking to an octopus. He has a bedrail on both sides of his bed. He asked tonight to take the tent off his bed. I opened the end up and told him I would take it off tomorrow if he decided he wanted it off. I’m praying he does. It is nice but hard to maneuver around. I got him to go to his bed and he was asleep in seconds. I’m praying tonight we get back on schedule. I’m thankful for an overall good day even if exhaustion is winning for both of us. His happy attitude is what makes me smile. Some days dancing in the rain will be the energy you need to see the sun shine ahead. 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.