Keeping me on my toes is something I always thought Owen was doing until I realized he is now really keeping me on my toes. I never had to worry about him going through drawers or opening cabinets when he was younger so it is a new experience for me. A lot more locks on doors and drawers are happening. It was another happy morning for my sweet baby O. He kept talking about getting pancakes after school but I wasn’t convinced he would want to go even though he kept asking for them. He likes to go then and eat then with “chicken” which really is country fried steak and gravy. We got dressed and went out to wait for the bus. He grabbed my arms and wrapped them around his neck and gave me a big hug. His bus was coming and he was excited. I love seeing the expressions wash over his face when the bus turns the corner and he rushes to his spot. He was ready for his day and off they went. He got home and he had a plan but it was to stay home and prepare for his favorite day. I asked him if he wanted to go get pancakes or I even suggested going on a Halloween adventure but he was waiting for the trunk or treat tomorrow if he decides to go. It may be too much for him and I will let him decide since it would be after his therapy. He told me he was ready for a “quick bath” so he could keep playing on his tablet. He was splashing the water everywhere and I said this has not turned into the quick bath you requested. He said, “I’m a kid in the bathtub.” I’m always amazed and thankful when he puts these connections together. I’m praying he sleeps all night because he has a loose tooth and he got up four times in less than thirty minutes to try to get me to pull his “lobster tooth.” Thankfully I finally convinced him that his tooth had to stay in his mouth for three more days and he was able to go to sleep. I’m not sure why I chose three more days but hopefully, that’s enough time for him to work through it and let it come out when it is ready. It is barely loose. He is ready for his Thursday and I hope it lives up to all his dreams. I’m thankful for all the amazing connections he now is making and that great big beautiful smile he has. Celebrate the victories of your life and know that you are amazing. 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.