Thankful once again for the sleep we are getting. Owen woke up happy about his day ahead. He knew it was going to be a busy day. Bus, school, music therapy, home, snack, and vision therapy were only part of his list. Yesterday he told me he wanted Chick-fil-A but I told him they were closed on Sundays. He told me he could have it today on his way home from therapy so I do believe he knew what he wanted for dinner. When we went out to wait for the bus he told me he wanted the new gate next door moved. I told him unfortunately I had no control over what they put up but I was sorry that it blocked his view. He told me he missed his “traffic block.” Every change is a change for him that he has to process. This could take him a while to understand that it has been changed and most likely they won’t take the privacy fence down. I asked him what his favorite part of the weekend was and he said, “See the animals.” We saw the animals for about two minutes but I love that he shared that with me and told me what he liked. He talked about turkeys this morning so I told him we will have to find ways in November to do things with turkeys and he said, “It’s Thanksgiving.” I’m trying to think of different activities we can do after all the Halloween excitement is over. I explained that trick or treat he gets treats and Thanksgiving is for giving thanks. I asked him if he liked getting or giving more. He said, “Giving” without hesitation. I said maybe we can start giving in November. He said, “Yes.” I picked him up from school and we headed to his music therapy. As soon as we walked out of school he started asking if his therapist was going to be wearing blue pants. They did a Halloween event at his therapy place so he had fun with that and turning off the lights. Coming home he was a little excited about the rest of his day and didn’t want to get out of the car but I finally convinced him to come in for his snack before his therapy. Chick-fil-A was a go after his vision therapy. He did great at his appointment and did all the exercises. She gave us an exercise to try at home called popcorn where he gets to lie down on the floor and then go into a ball like popcorn. He will love it. He brought me his tablet and said, “Look this is French,” as he changed the option on a video he was watching to French. He then said, “Let’s learn French you will learn French today.” So I guess I’m learning French now. The rest of the night went quickly and I’ll be excited to see what language I’m learning tomorrow. I’m thankful for my sweet baby O’s big smile. Dream of the possible and see what tomorrow brings. 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.