I think my eyes closed about the same time I heard Owen round the corner last night. It wasn’t even midnight. Thankfully he went right back to sleep after announcing he was going “back to the blue bed“ even though he had just gotten into the white bed. When we woke for the day he was already concerned about what pants I would be wearing and especially my shoes. He went through every pair I owned and for some reason he does not like the pair that I like to wear. He never wants me to wear them. Off to school he went and his teacher let me know that he had told her the phrase we have been working on. I was very excited. I am constantly trying to get him to understand conversation skills and his follow-through with this was wonderful. For him to remember it and carry through was such an incredible journey. I explained what the word “appreciate” means and I hope that he will make the connection with the word to use it again. He went to therapy and he had a great time even though he was also stuck on the therapists’ clothing. When we got home he once again kept eating. He is my eating machine now. We had pizza for dinner. I asked him if he wanted more and he said, “this little pig went to market and then he was full”. I laughed so hard and was impressed by his connection and words. I never know what he will come up with. He is also very much my sensory kiddo. He stomps through the house, especially the areas where he wants to hear the noises. And then he backtracks so he can hear it again. He makes this grunting noise sometimes to go along with it. His feet beat on the ground and it makes the whole floor shake, and sometimes the walls, and sometimes the appliances, or cabinets, or fixtures, and he does it again and again. Bedtime did not come easily. He was worked up tonight and screamed a lot. He then started yelling about the blanket on his head that he put there. He finally calmed enough and he fell asleep. It makes me sad sometimes when he gets so upset and can’t process it all. I’m focusing on the progress today, I have to focus on the progress. Find your strength in the goals you set for your tomorrow. Know that you can make your dreams come true. 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.