To say Owen was excited about his Monday might be an understatement. He knew as soon as he woke up that it was his day to shine. He couldn’t wait to see his teacher and friends again. He woke right on time. I thought he might wake early but thankfully he didn’t. I on the other hand was up way too early. He went to the bathroom and then started talking about his teacher. He gave me a quick hug, stood by the light switch, and continued talking about his day. He was ready for us to “sit in the white bed” and start our morning. I’m learning to pace us a little better now. It seems like this was not always the case even though you would think I would be on it. He listened to my instructions and he couldn’t wait to get out to wait for his bus. As we were waiting he started talking about his vision therapy. He immediately mentioned the doctor’s clothes and I looked at him. He said, “we don’t talk about blue pants elephants eat peanuts with Goofy.” I told him that his emotions were valid but we needed to not judge others about their clothes. I always talk to him about kindness and grace for others. I told him that if he didn’t talk about blue pants with the doctor he could get something. He said, “a present.” I told him yes. He then said, “a new skateboard and new flower.” I told him absolutely. He quickly added a “new rocket ship.” I knew that most likely he would still talk about it but I was happy he was at least thinking the steps through. When he got home from school he was in a great mood and he talked to me about seeing his teacher tomorrow. When we left for his vision therapy he started talking about the room we would be in. He wanted to be in one of the other rooms he had been in when we first started going. I knew we wouldn’t be in it but he still wanted to talk about it. As soon as he saw the doctor he started talking to her about what she was wearing. I kept hoping he would get a new skateboard even though he’d never had one at all before but I knew it would be very hard for him to not talk about blue pants. He did great even though he was a little hyper. Maybe next time he will get a new skateboard. When we got home he immediately wanted to take a bath so he could get up tomorrow and go to school. I said after he ate dinner and thankfully he agreed. He ate, we painted, and then it was bath time. I knocked something off the counter and he usually screams but thankfully tonight he handed it to me. The night flew by and he talked about getting ready for school tomorrow. He asked to go to the underpass and I said we could look for it tomorrow. Sometimes he calls it overpass and sometimes underpass. He told me “Tuesday look for the overpass” so that’s what we can do or at least try. I’m thankful for progress and strength as the days can be long. Dream the big dream 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.