Owen woke happy but he woke extremely early. The happy part made the early part a little easier. He was singing and talking to Siri about all of the languages he could think of. “Buffalo buffalo buffalo in French”, he laughed as he asked her. He repeated the same request but then in German, Spanish, and Arabic. He then moved on to his favorite, “I want chocolate milk and potato and grandma in boy in Russian”. He then asks for the same thing but “in girl in Japanese”. He goes through every combination of person and language he can come up with, making me still think he sees all languages as one big happy language. Siri answering right along for him. Not long ago he wouldn’t even try to use his own voice to find videos on YouTube and now here he is having full conversations with Siri. It’s music to my ears. I showed him several silent films. They were all playing instrumental music. He started singing to the music as it was playing. Making up tunes as we went along and then switching it to possibly a German nursery rhyme he had learned. Once again I was amazed. Partly because he was calm about me showing him something on YouTube that wasn’t his choice and because he was full of song as he listened to the video, he had pretty much stopped watching it almost immediately. But hey we had songs. He requested shrimp for dinner, which he ate almost all of it, but then helped me with my bbq and coleslaw. I am so excited about all the different foods he is eating now. He got up halfway through dinner and started repeating the word “horse” over and over again. He stood in front of the microwave, moving his mouth very distinctively saying the words. I can tell they are working with his speech because it’s a clear change in his facial structure and attitude. His words are becoming clearer to understand. We had our moments today but he remained happy and I tried to focus on all the positives in our lives. Bedtime was a little chaotic but he calmed after a while and now I decompress. His laughter and smile got me through the day. Positive words and positive actions equal a positive life. 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.