The day started before it really ended, well, yesterday ended I suppose. Owen got up to go to the bathroom and went back to bed. It felt like a huge victory. It was somewhere around midnight and he actually got out of bed to go to the bathroom. His body told him to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and he did it. Completely feels like a huger than huge victory. He went to the bathroom and then came to me to get his tablet. This is when all the next little victories happened. He realized my hair was wet and he didn’t scream. He acknowledged it and moved on. He then asked for his tablet again. I told him that is was nighttime and he had to go back to sleep. Off he went to his bed, not even questioning it. I’m beyond thankful for these victories. He was tired when he woke but in a better mood than yesterday, I think. He was ready to get out the door for school and when we went to wait for the bus he was concerned about our neighbor and if she was leaving. I tried to explain to him I don’t know her schedule but he wanted answers. This is hard because I don’t have the answers. He was happy when he saw the bus and off he went. When he got home he immediately started looking for his radio on the table that hasn’t been there in years because he wanted it gone and it caused so many meltdowns. After he looked for the radio he took one of his books from the shelf and put it in the middle of the floor where he likes it to be. I had put it away earlier. I fixed his snack and told him we were going someplace after he was done. We had relatives that came to visit and he was going to see his grandparents. I didn’t tell him until we were almost there. I asked him if he knew where we were going and he kept telling me he wanted to go to tortoise’s house. I am not sure who tortoise is, but he wanted to go there. He was very excited when he realized where we were going. He was able to spend a little time with his grandma by himself, and that made him even happier. We stayed for a few hours and then we came home to get ready for bed. He is already planning for his day tomorrow and wants to go bowling after school. Bedtime went pretty smoothly with him, only coming to tell me he needed a hug one time. I’m thankful for the victories throughout the day and the time that we got to spend with our family. Each day is a gift and sometimes I have to remember the little things are what’s important. Seeing the smiles from all of my family that’s what matters and I’m thankful for the day. Embrace your victories, rejoice in the moment, and know they matter. 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.