Sometimes trying to convince Owen to do something is like trying to convince me to do something. It doesn’t always go according to plan. He had things on his mind this morning and as much as he wanted to go to school he also wanted to play on his computer and not go outside to wait for the bus. I always give us extra time before the bus arrives for days like today when he does not want to walk away from what he is doing. As soon as we got outside he was excited and asking about our neighbor. Within seconds she was outside too. He told her bye-bye and then ran to look for his bus but as soon as she got in her car he started running on the sidewalk before she even took off. I’m thankful he doesn’t go past the light that I told him he has to stop at. He was happy to get on the bus and he wanted me to go on the bus with him. I love that he asks me. He told me multiple times he wanted to go bowling when he got home and I thought that would be great but I also wondered if we would actually do it. When he came home he told a couple of the kids to wear blue pants tomorrow and then he told the bus driver bye-bye. I’m thankful for both the morning and afternoon crews on the bus. They are so great about listening to him and helping him grow. He talked about going bowling when we got inside. I told him I would go to the bathroom and then we could go. I came out of the bathroom and he had taken his shoes off, asked for a bath, and told me to change. That was that so I fixed him a snack and he started asking about Thursday. I told him he skipped a day so instead of talking about Wednesday he started talking about Saturday. He wants to see his grandma again. I love their bond. He continued plotting his days for school and what else he wanted to do. He was very anxious so I’m sure his teacher is talking to the class about the days ahead. He fell asleep talking about his robots and the planets. Maybe I will convince him to do something tomorrow. I’m thankful for his big beautiful smile and his amazing laughter. Find your happiness, know that you are amazing, and you can change the world. 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.