I woke early and so did Owen. There was so much noise near us I’m sure it woke us both up. He at least slept until after five so it wasn’t too early for our day. He was excited when he came to me. He told me about losing his tooth yesterday and it was “therapy therapy therapy” day. I’m so thankful for how much he loves going and the support he gets from his doctors and therapist. I’ve always made sure he understands that they are here to help us. I didn’t want him to be scared of going to a doctor’s appointment or other type of appointments. He came to sit with me in the “white bed” under the blanket. It always cracks me up when he is covered from his head to almost his toes. Somehow his feet always sneak out from under the blanket. We got dressed and I put him in “tan pants.” He had asked for blue but I said how about we wear tan pants today and he went along with it. When I picked him up for therapy his teacher said he was doing good at school but she could tell his excitement was down because Halloween is over. I told her that I was trying to keep the excitement going by finding activities and ways to give thanks in November. She also told me that everyone told him he looked nice today in his khaki pants. He used several phrases to describe his pants after that. All of this will help the process of getting him used to different clothing that everyone wears. We stopped at the park before we went to his therapy. He climbed another ladder that he hadn’t been able to do before and it’s amazing to watch his progress. He did great at therapy and he is making huge strides with the exercises they are working on with him. I told him that tomorrow after school we are going on an adventure to see people he is thankful for. He said, “Math adventure” so I told him it was a “giving thanks math adventure.” We are going to the bus garage when he gets home so we can see where the “bus sleeps.” He then started telling me we were going on “an adventure in Wonderland.” He has watched the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and they go on an adventure so he associates it with that. He was very excited about going tomorrow but he wanted to go over all the details many times. Friday nights are for staying at home and waiting for Saturdays with grandma so this is hard for him to process that we will be going somewhere tomorrow night. I hope that he can sleep tonight and have a fun adventure tomorrow. Here’s to giving thanks and having a great day. Count each step of your progress and let that be your guide to your victory. 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.