Our party started before three in the morning. I got up because there were noises that seemed to be coming from everywhere and then I went to the bathroom. Owen got up because he heard the noises too and then he went to the bathroom. That was that thought. He was awake and he was happy it was Friday. There was no convincing him to go back to sleep. I tried to at least get him to stay in his room and this was also met with a no. He started asking me for waffles before it was even five o’clock. He was happy though and that’s what matters. We got ready and he realized it was raining. He was so very excited. He had already put his sneakers on and I told him he didn’t need to change to his rain boots. We went outside to wait for the bus and I had to convince him not to lay down in the puddles. Now the trick is keeping him out of the mud and he started asking me about snow. Oh, what a difference a month makes. It wasn’t that long ago that this would cause huge meltdowns. Off to school, he went. I knew we were not going anywhere when he came home from school. It had been a busy week for him and he was ready for his weekend. He got off that bus, we said goodbye to the bus, and inside to wait for tomorrow. I can’t push too many things with him because he will just scream or have meltdowns. He was calm once we got inside and settled. He always has to check to make sure I have no laundry on my bed. It can be on the table or my chair but not my bed. We are working through it but unless Curious George can get us through laundry we will keep working on it. The refrigerator is now something that he just runs and opens. He doesn’t close it unless I tell him to. He stands at the freezer door with his tablet at an angle near the ice maker. Then he puts his head close to the freezer door and looks at the reflection of his tablet into the door. I’m not quite sure why he wants the refrigerator door open after that. He’s not still looking at the reflection. He opens it and walks away. He wanted his bath early and ate a big dinner. Nighttime came quickly for both of us. No sleep last night makes this momma tired. I’m praying we both sleep all night. He was yelling at me and before I could tell him to stop he said, “Sorry mommy.” He’s growing for sure. He is ready for his day with his grandma and he still says he wants to go to the “little bowling alley” for another “little Halloween.” We will see how that goes. His smile is what makes this momma happy. Dance in the rain and rejoice in your victories. 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.