Thankfully there is only one more day to the weekend but I have a feeling Owen might sleep later tomorrow than he has the last two days. He was up and yelling about his tablet before four o’clock in the morning even rolled around. Next, he was talking about going to grandma’s house and there was no stopping that train. He asked me tons of times before it was even close to time to go. My heart aches for him with the anxiousness of his day. Changes have always been hard on him and it’s still one of those things we have to work through continuously. He would yell out “grandma” but say nothing else. I’m trying to get him to understand that we have to have conversations or try to explain what he wants. He told me “Time to get ready” but we still had two hours before we were going. I’m trying to teach him how to read the clock and know when we are leaving. He’s come so far but isn’t reading it yet. We got dressed and out to the car we went. He is now opening the car door, putting on his seatbelt, and then closing the door. Progress and this keeps me from having to knock on the window as part of the way he wants it to go or he will have a meltdown for not knocking on it. The steps that I can’t figure out how to change change themselves after a while. In the car, I told him I was cranky and he said, “You are grumpy.” I could not argue with this. He had a great time with his grandma. He stayed with her for longer than he normally does and then they went driving around to the places he wanted to go. We had a party and an event we were supposed to go to but he was highly elevated and already very focused on the day. I didn’t want to stress him out more and cause a ripple effect if we went more places. Sometimes the hardest decision is to not do something but it is for the best sometimes. When we got home he was super focused on going to church tomorrow but I hope he sleeps tonight. He was at least calmer since the routine was back in his sights. Praying for sleep for both of us. Each step he takes forward leads to his independence and being able to learn more things. For this I am thankful. Let your heart shine and your dreams become your reality. 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.