Happy and cranky, mixed with excitement and impatience and probably many other things is how we started our day. Owen woke a few minutes early but I was awake even earlier than that. He was ready, more than ready to get back to school. He is on the mend but his need for sensory input is still way up there. Plus he screams and makes a lot more noises when he is not feeling well. I’m sure it has to do with the pressure in his head but I know it is hard on him. This morning he sat as tight in a ball as he could, squished up against me, needing the input. We got dressed and he couldn’t wait to get outside to see if our neighbor was going to get in her car so he could tell her “bye bye have a good day at school” repeating her words that she says. He was excited but also anxious about the bus coming. He wanted it to be there right away. When he saw it thought he was so happy. He knew when he came home he was going to vision therapy. He loves going and I believe it is helping. Maybe not as much for his blue pants quest to have everyone in them but for the tracking and concentration with his eyes. He was excited to go but as we were waiting for his appointment I could once again tell he was on high alert and needed input. The repetitive behaviors and squealing noises were heightened. He did pretty well in his appointment, finishing some of the exercises but he was very interested in restarting her computer. He gets fixated on a particular screen and wanted to see it constantly. On the way home he wanted to go by the windows and he then wanted to go to church. I know that he is still missing his routine from the last few days. As soon as we walked into the house he asked to take his bath and he didn’t want to get out. He kept screaming that the water was “too hot” but then he says “make it hotter please.” He has a hard time with descriptive words and how to use them. Once I got the water just right he started trying to drink the bath water. I can’t convince him to drink regular water but he always wants to drink soapy bath water. When he got out of the bath he requested waffles for dinner and for me to find the “pancake book” on a video that shows no pancakes or books. I have a feeling this is like turning “right at the kangaroo.” Bedtime came quickly and it only took him one time to come out and tell me that he was going to bed before he went to bed. He told me he is going to ride his bike tomorrow and go bowling on Wednesday. We shall see how that goes. I can’t wait until he is back to his hundred-percent self. I’m thankful for his laugh and that big huge smile. Dream big and make your heart content. 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.