I prayed the change in Owen’s routine yesterday did not disrupt his sleep and thankfully he slept all night. My sleep however seems to be fleeting. He woke up talking about Halloween and continued to talk about it until the bus picked him up and took him to school. He said that he wanted to go trick or treating but that surprised me. Going door to door would be hard for him. Maybe next year this will be something he wants to try. When we were waiting for the bus to pick him up, he started talking about missing his vision therapy yesterday and I knew he wanted to make sure his routine stayed the same for his other days ahead. It’s hard to confirm every day ahead when you never know what might change it, but I told him that his routine would be the same for tomorrow and we would be talking about the days. I also learned the answer to the question is yes Owen knows Old Macdonald Had A Farm in Spanish. I didn’t doubt that he knew how to sing a song in Spanish, but I’m always amazed at how much she knows. When he came home from school. He was very calm but wanted nothing to do with going to trick-or-treat. he was ready for a snack, and to talk about the next few days. That’s the ripple effect of not getting his routine on the days that he expects it to be a routine. I can definitely tell he is growing again because food was consumed in great quantities. He was still concerned about his loose tooth, and I hope that it will be out soon. He was very concerned that his Thursday and Saturday were going to get changed so he kept asking about the days ahead. I tried to reassure him as best as possible but it’s still hard when you don’t know when something might change. He wanted a very quick bath so that he could go back quickly to his tablet. He only had a couple of minutes, but he was then ready for bed. Once again, he was out without too many minutes passing by. I’m thankful for the month of October, and all of the progress we have made. I’m thankful for how much he has enjoyed Halloween and all the little things that have led up to this. Each one of those steps has led to one of our greatest victories. I’m hoping that our November days will be exciting to him and maybe do some of the different activities that I am trying to plan. Hopefully, tomorrow goes according to his plan and the rest of the week stays the same as well. Each day is a gift and I’m thankful for how Owen is growing. Find your strength, share your story, and know that you are important. 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.