We sat. Well mostly I sat and Owen played. This made him very happy. He slept until after nine in the morning. I couldn’t believe it. I truly couldn’t believe it. He woke in a very calm manner and immediately went to the bathroom. I wasn’t feeling great this morning so calm was exactly what I needed. I fixed his breakfast and he ran around like he usually does. He wasn’t screaming very much though. Because I was sitting partly and because he was saying every few minutes “be with mommy.” He did not want to go anywhere and he wanted me to know it. I asked him if he wanted to go to the pool, I thought I’d try. “No,” he said followed by several more nos. And that was that. I didn’t want to push my luck. I did absolutely nothing most of the day so that helped him. The couple of times I went to the bathroom he ran to see where I went and he said, “be with mommy” each time, I think so I wouldn’t get any ideas about getting dressed and going someplace. When I sat back down he would sit on top of me until he knew I was sitting and not going anywhere. When I would walk anywhere in the house he would run after me. He used to do this a lot more than he does it now. It was like he wanted to make sure there was no secret exit somewhere. He ate pretty well and I was happy when he asked for a sandwich for lunch. He didn’t pick at it. He’s doing so well with taking bites of his sandwich and putting them down. He did great until someone started mowing their grass. I can’t wait until the mowing season is over. He always gets anxious and looks outside when they are mowing. This caused him to then see that someone parked in front of our house and they didn’t say hi to him. I distracted him after a while with a video he loves. He asked me to sit with him and wanted me to watch the video. This made me happy he didn’t go into a meltdown because the person didn’t say hi. When we were watching the video he wanted me to order him an “Old MacDonald robot” but thankfully he likes the Mickey Mouse animated character that sings it that I got him so hopefully this will do. I’m trying to figure out how to explain numbers to him and that you can read each number or group them in thousands, tens, and ones. He was wanting me to look up a video for him and I read the numbers individually and not as a whole number. I’m glad he understood I was saying it different though. He wants instant gratification when he needs something. His tablet ran out of battery and he brought it to me. I had something else in my hands but he took my hand anyways to plug in his tablet. I try to explain to him he can’t do that. Luckily it was nothing in my hands that broke when he pulled on them but I always have to be on my toes for these moments. I had gotten different magnetic chargers for his tablets that he was doing really well with but they stopped working quickly so it was then hard to transition him back to asking me to plug them in for him. But we keep moving forward. Every step is a step and that is good. He was ready for bed and I’m praying tonight is another great night of sleep but I’m prepared because it’s Friday night and he will be ready to see grandma tomorrow. I’m thankful for his songs and smiles today. Kindness starts in our own heart. Always remember you can do anything you set your mind to. 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.