At some point, Owen got into bed with me but exhaustion won for both of us. I got out of bed and the no lights rule set in before I could even cross the threshold of my bedroom. You know the no lights rule will strictly be enforced when one gets out of bed to turn it off and then tries to return to said bed with his tablet. I detoured him to the bathroom and from there he stayed up but turned the lights off as soon as I turned them on. We quickly got ready and it took a little convincing to stay in front of our house instead of walking to the bus stop. He kept asking about his teacher and the bus. I promised him his bus was going to pick him up but instead it would be at our house. We stood there for a few minutes while he asked Siri for different phrases in other languages. He was very happy when the bus came around the corner. I keep thinking about tomorrow. So does he. But for completely different reasons. As soon as he got off the bus he started asking about his day tomorrow. He wanted to know about seeing his teacher and his therapists. I wanted to tell him we were doing something different but I also didn’t want him worrying about it all night. Telling him we are traveling would be hard because the only place he thinks we would be going is “uncle wichard’s house” and this will be hard to explain. Thankfully the trip isn’t as long but for him, it going to be an adventure. The plan is for great sleep tonight and I’ll tell him about his adventure tomorrow. I’ve got several things going for us though. He loves seeing his doctors and even though this is a new place for us he will hopefully be excited to meet them. My mom is also going with us so he will be happy about that. When he got home from school after he got through asking if he was going to see his teacher tomorrow he started talking about his binoculars. They thankfully came today and he was beyond excited. I handed them to him and it was like he knew exactly what to do with them. He moved his glasses up and he put them right to his eyes. He ran all through the house with them. He asked me to help him and he wanted the strap over his neck. I love how excited he gets about the things that he can say “order it” and they appear. To have him come from not understanding anything about gifts to the point where he wants Santa the Pirate to bring him presents to telling me to “order it” is all amazing progress. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. And I truly can’t wait to talk to the specialist about everything. My list is growing and I’m hoping they will be able to steer us in the right direction. Owen was calm and hyper tonight. It always feels like an interesting combination but I can easily see it happening with him. I hope he sleeps well and we can get out early start tomorrow. I’m thankful for his amazing growth and connections. His words are becoming so strong and when he laughs it fills my heart with gladness. There is always hope for tomorrow. Our life is not always easy to explain but the love sure is. Be patient in your soul and watch your positivity rise. 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.