Your actions and reactions depend deeply on what time you wake up. And I woke up around four. Well, Owen woke me up around four to tell me that he wanted his tablet, he went to the bathroom, and most importantly it was “church church church day.” His foundation is built on routine and love. I’m thankful for how much love and support my son feels from his church family and everyone else that is part of our world. I set a timer to help him know how much time we had left until we got ready for church. It’s not often I get to set a four hour timer. He wasn’t as excited about the timer today as he was yesterday until it only had an hour left. I suppose a four hour timer is a long time to set but I’m hoping he will start understanding the clock as well. I will catch him trying to read the time and he’s getting better at understanding dates. His breakfast request came in just like yesterday but he ate it all so much quicker. He yelled out, “chips please chips on plate chips on plate later” as soon as he finished his waffles. It is always interesting to me how he words things. The morning went quickly but I can tell he is anxious about being out of school soon. He wants to follow none of the rules and forgets to go to the bathroom or do other routine activities. We got ready for church and he was excited about going. He did great and didn’t scream at anyone about their pants. We went to the playground and he rode his bike. On our way home he wanted to see the “green stop sign” and the air conditioner that he keeps telling me is gone on the way to the windows he loves to see. I’m not sure what he is referring to or where either technically is since he randomly refers to the green stop sign as we are driving down the road. We had a very busy afternoon and his appetite is definitely back. I’m hoping sleep happens for both of us. He was exhausted but seemed to fight it at first but then fell asleep once he stayed in his bed and didn’t keep getting up. The foundation of life starts with where you grow. Each day you will go through an emotional journey that is uniquely your own. The challenges that you face every day will give you one more brick to build your foundation. That foundation will continue to get stronger as you take what you have learned and know that you can make a difference in the world. I’m thankful for a good day except for the bathroom issues but I’m hoping those get back on track once summer is here and the new routine takes hold. Let today be your smile for your joy to come. 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.