To say all the days blend together becomes realer and realer and realer and a little more real. Owen woke before three. So yes the days are blending together. Any and every break causes a ripple effect of timing. He was concerned about not seeing his teacher until next week. It is his pattern. It is what we do. He goes through all of the emotions and generally, this wakes him up in the middle of the night because he is thinking about it. I tried to send him back to bed multiple times this morning but he just kept coming back asking for his tablet. After a little bit, I knew there was no trying to convince him to go back to bed. I told him he could have his tablet if he went and laid down in his bed. This worked as well as it usually does. He stays in there for a while and then he comes to tell me that he is in his bed. I lay there, listening to him, talking in his bed about what he was watching on his tablet. After a little bit longer, I got up myself. He immediately asked when he was going to see his teacher, when he was going to see his grandma, and when he was going to eat breakfast. I have been trying to get him to understand that he can ask a question, talk about it, and then be done with it. I explain to him that his emotions are valid but it’s not something that he has to continue to talk about. I fixed him his first breakfast and he ate it all. Sometimes I wonder if he just gets hungry at night and then his body wakes him up. Mostly I figure it’s what’s on his mind but I always think maybe it’s food. In general, he was in a pretty good mood throughout the day. There were only a few things that caused him to scream or be upset. But the breaks are always hard on him. He wanted to take a bath in the middle of the day. He was going through whole conversations about being stuck in the bathtub and what he needed to do. He was pushing his leg back and forth, telling me that it was stuck, and he couldn’t get out of the tub. He would then laugh and do it again. Most times everything is about the repetition. He ate a lot of snacks, but he didn’t want to eat the food he requested. He ate more of the random food that I gave him like hummus on crackers and pimento cheese. He didn’t want to go anywhere today even though he asked to go everywhere. He wants to go bowling tomorrow and to see his grandma. I told him that we would have to wait and see. And bedtime kept me on my toes but he also fell asleep relatively quickly. I’m working on prayers with him and sometimes he initiates saying them. Tonight’s prayer was my favorite. He said, “Dear God, I’m thankful for Mommy, Amen.” He said, “I love you” and he was off to sleep. I’m thankful he had a good day. Follow the dream inside your heart and watch the world smile. 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.