The decision was made and shorts were worn. This routine isn’t exactly like our routine before but I think it will start becoming the new routine except that Owen remembers every single detail of every routine that has come his way before so I have confidence he will figure it out. He slept until he heard me. Every creak in the floor is like a little alarm going off that is saying it’s time to wake up and I don’t exactly walk lightly. His new trick for making me think he has gone to the bathroom is quite ingenious. He walks in, closes the door slightly so it squeaks, turns on the light, turns off the light, and comes out of the bathroom. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I may not have believed it. I then have to tell him to really go to the bathroom. Since I was standing at the coffeepot he bypassed me and went straight for his tablet. I suppose that is wise since I hadn’t gotten my coffee. We started getting ready and I didn’t even have to ask him. “Mommy wear blue pants,” he said. I then asked him what he wanted to wear and he said, “shorts.” This truly is a miracle that is happening right before my very eyes. I have shorts, jogging pants, and blue jeans ready for tomorrow’s decision. I thought I would throw a different choice into the mix so he can see other options. When winter comes, which I hope the shorts trend continues, I want him to know he can wear other things besides shorts or jeans. I’m just thankful for him wearing shorts. It’s truly a big deal and I’m so proud of his progress. We went outside to wait for the bus. He stands where he can see the different streets around us so he can see the bus the minute it turns all the corners. He started jumping the minute he saw the bus. If we could all have this much joy about something we love it would be amazing. He watched it turn the first corner and then he waited for the next corner. The smile washed over his face first and then he took off running to get to his waiting spot. Within a few minutes, my shorts-wearing boy was off to one of his favorite places to see some of his favorite people. When he came home from school he was very calm but he didn’t want to go anywhere. I completely understand this. I had asked him if he wanted to go to the park or a store but he grabbed his tablet and that was that. The rest of the night was filled with food, music, and his tablet. He played his harmonica for me and asked me to sing with him while he played. It won’t be long before he gets it all and plays a song. He told me he wasn’t going to bed but he was asleep before I even got to my room. Thankful for a good day, thankful for progress, and thankful for my boy’s beautiful smile. The melody in your heart is the song the world needs to hear. 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.