Well, sleeping is going a little better now that we have been going to bed later. Owen still wakes up very early and sometimes in the middle of the night but at least he is going to sleep quicker. Yesterday he had one mission for today and that was to go to the park with his friend. He asked numerous times as soon as he woke up. I told him we would go in a little while. He’s truly missing his routine. He asked for his teachers and his school friends today, repeating that he wouldn’t ride the bus or see any of them but it still breaks my heart trying to explain this all to him. We got to the park in true us timing. It seems we are always fashionably late now. Between my slow walking ability and Owen not processing the steps for us to go, it takes us a while to get ready even when we are excited about doing something. Once we were there he didn’t spend much time with his friend but he did have fun. He also wanted to go to the pool that was right next to the park but I told him that we would have to come another day. On the way to there he asked lots of questions but didn’t have a meltdown. On the way home, it was a different story. I choose not to acknowledge that he was screaming. Instead, I told him how good he did at the park and told him we would have lunch when we got home. I’m not sure if me talking loudly over him helped or not but at least he didn’t have a meltdown. I made our lunch and we had turkey, green beans, and potatoes. I was surprised when he ate all of his green beans and potatoes. He loves turkey but he’s not a huge vegetable fan. As the afternoon wore on he asked for “fireworks fireworks please” numerous times, as he looked out the window. I wondered how do I explain that one. My favorite part of our day was when he would randomly sing. He is learning a few more languages because I don’t recognize the words but I can tell it’s a Humpty Dumpty version from the way he sings it. To drag his night out a little longer he grabbed his ukulele before his bath and sang with the gang from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I love his excitement for music. I tell him all the time that he will be able to sing on stage one day and play his instruments if he wants to. He just has to keep believing in himself and the rest will follow. Life is what you make it so let’s make it grand. 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.