A Friday night success story. We slept to right about five. Owen woke with a mission but it was his expected mission. He is very happy and ready to get to his grandma’s. He talked to me about his adventure and I told him we were going to go on more. He started singing again about Sadie the Rooster not long after he woke up. I’m going to ask his music therapist when he goes on Monday if she knows the song. He was slow to eat breakfast, but it wasn’t long before I realized why. He brought me another tooth and was ready for the tooth fairy immediately. He wanted another lollipop and no coins from the tooth fairy. This lollipop was not as impressive as the other. It only got two licks compared to the other one that got more. He asked his tablet for “adventures in wonderland see our friends.” More adventures await and I think he is preparing himself for the adventures. We got dressed to go to Grandma's and we went out to the car. Each time he gets in the car I remind him that he needs to put on his seatbelt before we can go. He put on his seatbelt and then he closed the door. This is such an incredible progress. I keep fidget toys in the car because some days it’s hard for him while we’re driving. I asked him which one he wanted and he said, “a-lan” which is the way he says “alien.” As soon as we entered one of the intersections, that is always been a problem for him he said, “rain.” I was taken aback at first because he hadn’t said it in a while. He continued, “It’s raining now.” I asked him is it raining and he said, “No.” Everything cycles back around. We got to my mom’s and off he ran to make roast marshmallows. He doesn’t like to eat them, but he likes to make them. He wanted her to drive him around town and this time they went on quite the adventure. He told her he wanted to go to the church with the red flag. It ended up being a Methodist Church way up the hill and the red flag was on their sign. He used to drive by this all the time with the bus and I’m not sure if he still goes that way. It’s amazing how many places he remembers or knows how to get to. He stayed there for several hours, and then I went and picked him up. The drive home was not as calm as the drive there. He was upset because we had to stop at a red light and this through the rest of the drive off. We got home but from there he wouldn’t get out of the car. It took about fifteen minutes to get him out of the car. I tried to not get too excited about all his moments on the way home. He said, “One more minute” after shutting the door five or six times, and then he got out. The rest of the night was calm and he ate lots of dinner. He’s excited about more adventures and he can’t wait to go to church tomorrow. It was a good day even through the rollercoastery moments. Before bed, he kept running to me and asking when we were going to go on our next adventure. I told him we were going to try to go on Tuesday to see the other bus garage. He fell asleep quickly and I know he has church on his mind. I’m praying he sleeps all night. Find your strength because you know it’s there and let that be your guide to your victories. 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.