Yesterday was hard for me but great for Owen. I started telling myself today would be better the moment I woke up. I had to believe. I had to make myself believe it would be better. I have to say by the end of the day it was better. Owen slept great. I am so thankful for him sleeping through the night. He had wanted to wear pajamas to bed last night and when we got ready for school he told me he wanted to wear his pajamas to school. He had told me earlier he wanted to wear shorts so I said you can’t wear shorts if you don’t take your pajamas off. He immediately took them off and put the shorts on. It made me realize though I need to try to get jogger pants or sweatpants that he could wear to bed and then just not offer to change his pants before school and see if it would be a way to get him to wear something else. He’s made the big step by wearing shorts so I know we can keep going. I told him he was going to one of his therapy sessions when he got home from school and he said, “Yes” with an emphasis and was very happy. He then said, “Dinner with grandma.” I said we could see, letting him know I would check with his grandma. He said, “black tablet” referring to wanting his grandma to bring her tablet to dinner with us. I also asked him if he still wanted to go trick or treating tomorrow. It wasn’t just a yes it was a YES emphasizing this one just like he did the one when I told him he was going to therapy. He was very calm when he came home from school. As soon as he got off the bus he said, “Ride bus school ride bus home then trick or treat.” He is all about going tomorrow. I have to get the details worked out but he wants to go sit on the tractors with his Spider-Man costume on. I said what about today. He said therapy and then dinner with grandma. We went to his therapy and he did great but was a little anxious and loud. Then we went to dinner and he ate all of his fries and some of his chicken which was the exact opposite of last time. On our way home he mentioned going trick or treating many, many times. We got home and he wanted to know why we didn’t go “trick OR treat” on the way home. He made sure I knew it was “or” once again emphasizing the word. He started stomping his feet when we got out of the car and told me we were going on Friday as well. I’m not sure that I will be able to keep up with the demands but I love that he wants to go. I am looking for other events around town as well. We will fill his October calendar. Bedtime was quick. He was out when his head hit that pillow. I’m sure he was exhausted from his day. I’m thankful for his excitement for the days ahead. Let yesterday go and rejoice in the opportunity to make tomorrow your best day yet. 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.