I woke early and tried to be quiet but Owen came around the corner quickly. “Halloween,” he said, and then added “trick or treat.” “Tractor,” he said, “let’s go to the tractors put on your seatbelt,” he continued. This boy was ready to get his day started. He was ready for “little Halloween.” I finished getting my coffee and off to the “white bed” we went. He was in such a good mood that it made me smile. “No cats no dog no pig,” he said as he was playing on his tablet. He goes through different varieties of animals in different orders. I throw in my mix randomly. It’s a little cafe and the animals come in to get served food and drinks. Depending on what animal comes in he will go through the list. We got ready with him asking Siri, “This old man knick-knack paddywhack give me a Taco Bell in Arabic.” I’m always amazed at what he asked. We have been talking about “little Halloween” since Monday so he was excited. So very excited. He was off to school with a hop-hop in his step. I couldn’t ask for a better morning. We were waiting for the bus and he was talking about Halloween. What an adventure the month of October will be. He got home and off the bus, he came. He said, “Halloween” and headed right towards the house. He didn’t tell the bus goodbye. He wanted no snack and I took too long because he was ready to get to the tractors. I took candy to the store earlier to make sure it was good with them. Rain boots activated and we are out the door. He had other shoes on and he saw his rain boots and it was an immediate need for him to change. He turned the light off and out the door, we went. He was not impressed that they would not give him the keys to the tractor so he could ride to the stoplights but he was happy to be at a “little Halloween.” He was also not pleased that I wouldn’t allow him to ride his bike in the store. Two kids were there and they gave Owen the candy and he said, “trick or treat.” Then he still said he wanted to go ride his bike but once we headed to ride his bike he no longer wanted to so I asked him if he wanted to go see the fish. He did so we went to Cabela’s because they have tents and a huge fish tank. He walked all over and talked to a lot of people. This however also didn’t go exactly as planned. He didn’t want to leave because he was waiting for Santa to come and bring the Easter bunny. I finally convinced him to leave. He now wants to go to the “little bowling alley” on Saturday in his costume for “little Halloween.” He was a little elevated and anxious but what an incredible day on a Wednesday. I asked him what his favorite part of the day was and he said, “trick or treat.” There were a lot of emotions attached to today, his and mine, but my, oh my, what a beautifully incredible day. When I saw Owen heading right inside and he told me he didn’t want a snack I was beyond excited. My little boy is telling me exactly what he wants to do and that makes me so happy. Believe in the miracle of tomorrow. It will happen. 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.