My happy rain boot-wearing therapy-loving Thursday boy was beyond happy when he woke up! He had a pep in his step as soon as he woke up and he was ready for the world today. We sat together laughing at his tablet and all the apps he was playing with. I got up to get us ready and he ran to turn on the lights. We got dressed and I told him to go get his shoes and he went right over and put his rain boots on. He had wanted to wear blue pants but I said let’s wear shorts today and then you can wear jeans tomorrow since it will be colder. He went with it. I’m trying to make sure we mix it up and I’m also always referring to them as jeans so he will hopefully start associating the name jeans with something different than blue pants. I want him to understand the difference so when he asks to wear blue pants he will see there are more options. We walked out the door to wait for the bus. As he walked down the steps in his rain boots I thought snow boots would be next. I can tell he is working on his sentence structure at school. He said, “Your bus my bus” like he was confidently taking it as his. I love that he is learning to adjust the way he speaks and it is flowing easier for him. He left excited about therapy and was talking again about going bowling for “little Halloween” so we will see. Just so glad he is wanting these adventures for sure. It gives me so much hope and it broadens his world. He has been asking about his friends a lot too so I’m hoping that the more activities we can plan with people it will help as well. When I picked him up his teacher said he had a pretty good day but lots going on. I could tell he had a lot of emotions and he was very concerned about going to therapy because he didn’t want to miss the bus tomorrow. I reassured him he would go to school on the bus tomorrow. I got him a snack and he was calmer but still worried about tomorrow and wanted to go home. I know he liked going yesterday but it totally threw him off. He kept telling me he didn’t want to go to therapy because he had to take the bus home tomorrow. He also wanted to make sure I knew we were not going anywhere when he came home. Once we got to the therapy place he was very excited to be there. He did pretty well with his sessions. He did better as time went on but he kept checking to make sure he wasn’t going to miss the bus tomorrow. I feel like he has lots of busy days ahead so it will be good to stay home. He probably is getting prepared for his weekend. He was calm but he was also on high alert. We drove by the statue he wanted to see it and then came straight home. Someone parked in front of our house and this sent him into a meltdown. It’s a public street there is no way the person who parked there could understand how much this upsets him. He immediately started yelling that they needed to “go bye-bye.” I told him they would when they were done and they weren’t visiting us. He needed his night to be calm. Thankfully I was able to get him inside and keep him occupied. We had a pretty calm evening but he kept checking to make sure I knew how he needed his Friday to go. I reassured him again that he would be going on the bus in the morning, praying it would all happen for him as he wanted. His new thing is to open the refrigerator door and leave it open. I’m not quite sure how this became a thing but here we are. He ran off to his bed and I closed the refrigerator. Life is an adventure and my little adventurer has the best smile. I’m praying for a great night and his perfect Friday. Each day is a gift. Be inspired by the change you want for your future and make it 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.