Time changes and yet stays the same. The one thing I focus on is the one thing I probably shouldn’t focus on and that’s how to handle all the things I need to focus on. Of course, there are also the things that I overthink about too. I was thankful Owen slept all night. I think I woke up maybe a few times shy of a thousand. Every noise is still a noise to me and I’m extra sensitive to them because I pray they don’t wake him. He slept until after five. It always takes me days to figure out if I should be tired or extra tired for the time change. Owen doesn’t understand about the time change and how it affects our lives. He was excited to get his day started and wanted to make sure I didn’t forget he was going to therapy. He told me that he was going to play the ukulele when he went and sing songs. I know he loves music therapy. I asked him about Sadie the Rooster and he started singing “Sadie rooster.” He asked for waffles before he continued singing his song. We got ready for school and went to wait for the bus. He talked about us going on another adventure tomorrow. It is a process for him to go. Anything out of routine even if it is for fun is out of routine. Off he went to school talking about our adventures we had and the ones to come. When I picked him he was excited about going to therapy. I asked his music therapist if she knew his new song and she hadn’t heard it either. The mystery will be solved one day. He did great at music therapy and then we came home to get a snack before his vision therapy. He kept asking when we were leaving. He didn’t want to miss his therapy again. We got ready and left early so we would make it in plenty of time even if there was traffic again. He was giddy to see his doctor. He did most of the exercises she requested but he was more into being there with her. He completely loves his time with her. When we had come home from his music therapy he told me he wanted Chick-fil-A and Burger King for dinner. I told him that he could have one but not both. He went back and forth but ultimately chose to go to Burger King. I don’t want to take him to get food every day but I also love that he requests food and is making choices so I think there are times when we have to bend the rules. Our night seemed to fly by. He ate most of his food and we played some but talked even more about the days ahead. He wanted to make sure that after our adventure tomorrow, we would come home and I would put on my dress but then he asked if he could go to see burger boy tomorrow. I told him that if he did the adventure with me then we could go see burger boy. I was excited that he wanted to go on this detour. We will see how tomorrow goes but I’m happy with his suggestion. He fell asleep talking about our adventure tomorrow and I’m thankful for another good day. Find your strength, push forward, and know that you can change the world with your smile. 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.