Owen woke up a little early but we had a good morning once we got the formalities of being awake out of the way. He was ready for school today and breakfast tomorrow. He’s accepted that there is no school the next two days as much as he can accept it and he is ready to go to breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa. He was in a very talkative mood as soon as he woke up. He was being a cuddle monster in our new routine of who beats who back to my bed. He never moves over to the opposite side of the bed so he knows he’s going to get tickled until he moves. When we were waiting for the bus he was telling me that he wanted to once again go to all his favorite places but I figured it would all change once he got home. I tried his eye exercises with him as we were waiting for the bus but he was more interested in when his bus was going to get there. He talked about how many sleeps until he got to see his teacher again and he hadn’t even gotten on the bus to go. He was so thrilled when he heard the bus turn the corner. Off he went and I could tell he was talking to the aide again. I wondered throughout the day how his day was going and if he would want to do anything when he got home. I knew it would be hard for him. A very talkative sweet baby O got off the bus. He immediately started talking about when he would see his teacher again. Tomorrow for breakfast and the park were the request and no to every place he mentioned. He would say a place and then say “no breakfast with grandma” before we had a chance to discuss if we were going to do anything. He wanted to go to church to ride in the little red wagon and a treasure hunt but he also didn’t want to go and knew these were summer activities. He told me in summer he was going on a treasure hunt in his swimming suit and grey shoes and that he was going to swim in the pool. I asked him to show me how he swims and he only moved one of his arms. He told me about what he had for lunch a sandwich, a turkey sandwich, turkey leg, and frogs. He must have been full. He was very happy all afternoon and talked about snowballs on YouTube. I gave him some cottage cheese and he said, “what is this?” I said it’s cheese. He said, “and frogs.” Then he pulled up a video and asked me for the book that corresponded with it, pointing to where his books are stored. We don’t have it I told him. Then he asked me for another one that we don’t have. Third time, nope don’t have it either. He said, “we need books.” He then told me that “tooth is gone two tooth gone.” I asked him where they went. He said, “two lollipops.” I said but where did they go? He said, “fairy took em tooth fairy took em.” I was so impressed with his progress. He was working on his tablet and doing some of his games. He made a connection to one he hadn’t made before. He is doing amazing. He brought me his tablet and was trying to install something on it but the old version was keeping it from doing what he wanted. I had to remove it and that was taking time. He was not excited but before I could say anything he said, “patience patience patience.” I have always told him that he has to remember patience and I would say it three times. Now to hear him say it I’m so proud of him. He is learning and finding his peace in himself. Keep moving forward. The challenges we face today will be the bridges for our strength tomorrow. Smiles to all and donut daze! I’m
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.