I woke up yesterday thinking it was Saturday so when today was actually Saturday it was kind of a surprise. Owen slept a little tiny bit later than he has been but still before six. He was ready for bowling and started Wii bowling before he even ate any of first breakfast. Strikes and spares for my sweet baby O and then on to cereal. He is getting very descriptive with his words. Every time he starts talking about something I whisper a little thank you to his teacher and everyone on his team. I can see all the hard work he is doing to learn new sounds to make each and every one of these words come to life. He, however, is making a new sound that is not my favorite. It’s like a screeching velociraptor that wants to spit in your face all at the same time. It’s a mix between learning how to make sounds and knowing he is technically not supposed to be doing what he is doing. I didn’t rush him this morning, letting him have his time as the day moved on. By the afternoon I told him we could go bowling or stay home. He wanted to go. It is wonderful to have him wanting to go places again. When we left to go bowling he wanted me to take him to the underpass but he couldn’t exactly tell me where it was and I don’t know what he is referring to. I’m going to ask the bus drivers if they might know because he wanted me to go in a direction we haven’t been in years which doesn’t mean it isn’t that direction. He really enjoyed bowling today. He didn’t want it to end. In fact, when we were done he tried to start the scoreboard again. On the way home he wanted to drive by the train depot and the underpass but I still couldn’t figure out where he wanted to go. He was talking about the construction on the road while we were looking for the underpass and he said, “that’s an excavator a green excavator do you eat excavator no you eat grass.” When we got home he was bowling a lot on his tablet. He wanted to know what the “curtain” was that came down for the pins. I told him it was called a pinsetter and then he started saying things about the pinsetter. He once again was being very descriptive and explained that there was one pin left and the pinsetter was going to take the pins. His speech therapist is helping him with sentence structure and I can see a big improvement. It seems like we ate little meals and snacks all day and he got out of bed a couple of times before he was finally out but I think he had a great day. One more day for us to conquer before spring break is over and he will be so happy to be back in his routine. I’m trying to keep the thought that keeps me rooted in the past to not keep me from propelling myself into the future. Owen’s laugh and big hugs give me the smile that I need. Find your joy in the little things and know that you are amazing. 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.