It’s rollercoastery out there. All the emotions come crashing down on you sometimes and that plate too full thing gets you. Owen slept all night but woke up early, brought his tablet to my bed, and promptly fell back asleep for another thirty minutes. And he woke up cranky. I think that was spelled with a capital C. He was also still very sleepy. These allergies have not been fun for him. I asked him if he wanted to stay home but he said, “school school” so I sent him. When we waited for the bus he seemed happier or at least wasn’t as cranky. He told me he wanted to go to a party tonight with his friends. I told him that we could go to the park or the indoor slides if he wanted to. I’ve been letting him decide if he wanted to wear his glasses. He technically only needs them to see far away but we are trying different approaches with him because of the visual processing and sensory overload. I asked him if he wanted to wear his glasses and he said yes but he wanted to wear his green glasses. I told him his orange glasses were in his backpack but not his green glasses. He decided he didn’t want to wear them. He asked a couple more questions for Siri and then his bus rounded the corner. When he came home from school he seemed a little peppier than he did this morning. He immediately started talking to me about all the hats I wasn’t wearing and what he wanted me to wear. And then he changed his tune to all the places he wanted to go and the people he wanted to go with. I said we could go and then before we could even get in the house he started saying, “mommy change” and that was that. He didn’t want to go anywhere. I didn’t push him. I know we have been going a lot and he was really tired this morning so we stayed home. I asked him a couple of times through the night but he said no. When I changed I did it very quickly and he didn’t come into my room. I was thankful. No screaming and no meltdowns. He spent a lot of time sitting next to me playing on his tablet. He asked for pizza and ate some of it. Then he wanted a sandwich, which he didn’t eat. Nighttime came quickly and he fell asleep slower than most nights. He wanted to go to sleep in my bed but I told him he had to go to his. I don’t want to start that trend because it can quickly become the only thing he wants to do. He told me multiple times he was going to grandma’s tomorrow and that I would need to leave. I told him don’t I always. I’m going to see if he will go bowling with me tomorrow but I’m not going to push that either. One step at a time and a smile in our hearts. I’m thankful for his laughter tonight and even though we didn’t go anywhere I’m glad he was in a better mood. I hope he sleeps all night and is ready for his Saturday with grandma. Dream big and know that you can make a difference in the world. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.