The sleep has been good and for that I am thankful. I heard Owen talking to himself before I saw him. He went to the bathroom and then got his tablet. He came to me while I was getting my coffee. I asked him if I could have a hug and he said, “get the coffee.” He was happy he was getting to go to school, but he was also well aware that today was his last day of summer school. We had a little hitch in our giddy-up, but we got through it. I noticed as we were getting ready to wait for the bus his safety belt was not in his bag. He has to wear a specific one when he is on the bus. I didn’t look for it yesterday when I picked him up because we went straight to his therapy. He did amazing though. I drove him to school and he was very happy to see his teacher. A change in something like this before would cause him to have a meltdown but today he was able to process it and understand that we were going to drive there. When he came home from school, he was in a great mood and immediately as soon as he got off the bus, he asked for his books. He loves reading his books. He quickly read the one he wanted and then immediately put them back on the floor in front of the bookcase. They always go on the floor. I’m not quite sure why this started, but they always go on the floor. After he looked at his books, he wanted his snack. I didn’t even attempt to ask him if he wanted to go anywhere. I knew it was going to be up and down for him since it was his last day of school and I didn’t want to push his limits. I knew the next few days would be an adjustment back to summer vacation. He played games with me on his tablet and talked to me about his teacher. I told him that he would be going back to school in August so for the rest of the afternoon he talked about it being June. As it got closer to bed, he kept repeating the fact that he was going to grandma’s in the morning. He wanted me to keep verifying what was happening over the next few days. He ate dinner very late but I was thankful he ate. It took him numerous times to actually go get in his bed but once he did, he fell asleep quickly. I pray that he sleeps the entire night through but I am prepared for it being Friday and that he maybe up all night. His laughter is one of the most amazing things about him. I’m thankful for the song that he puts in my heart and the smile that he puts on my face. Each day walk through the challenges, knowing there will be victories around the corner. 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.