Even on routine days, they are not always routine. Owen didn’t want to get out of bed this morning but he was certainly ready to get to school and start his day. The last few days he seems like he has been sleepier but it’s been a very busy week. He was happy for his day. I asked him what he was going to do at school and he said, “Math.” He has been watching videos about greater than and less than so I think he wants to learn more about it. His teacher told me they were working on that a few weeks ago and ever since then he has been watching videos. When I picked him up from school he said no trick or treating. I’m not sure if he thought we were going someplace else instead of his therapy or if it was because they were going to do a little trick or treating at his therapy place. He was highly elevated today but was able to do the exercises. He is losing a tooth so that is part of it and when they did the trick or treating he wanted lollipops. When he lost his tooth before he wanted lollipops to come from the pirate tooth fairy. When his therapist told me about the lollipops I thought we are prepared now for when he loses this one. I sat in the lobby for his first appointment but he was not taking no for me not to go to his second. He did well though. He wanted a different swing and he was able to do some of the stretches from the cards. He also transitioned himself so he touched his toes by bending over towards the ground instead of lifting his foot, up to his hand. This was a huge accomplishment for him. On the way home he was not happy I didn’t take him everywhere but he was already very elevated with his emotions and anywhere we went he would be having a hard time processing it all. He was talking to his tablet, “Skeleton in Espanol” and then he continued “That is skeleton in Spanish.” He then continued to talk to his tablet about singing in Spanish. It’s amazing to me. He was not pleased about bedtime but he stood in front of me yawning and said, “No bed today next week next week.” It wasn’t long and he was out. I’m thankful for his growth and determination to give it his all. Look for the beauty in the world and let it be your guide to smile. 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.