Routine is probably at the top of the list for what Owen wants but I think it is followed closely by location, location, location. It has always been interesting to me how he can do something at one place and not want to do it at another. It can be very situational. My mom would make food and Owen wouldn’t eat it at her house but she would send it home with us and he would eat it at our house. His teacher told me he had fun today but he didn’t want to wear his costume. It’s interesting because he told me to make sure I put his shoes in his backpack but when we were waiting for the bus he told me he wasn’t going to wear his costume. I told him that was his choice and he told me he was going to wear it tomorrow. It feels like this is a situational thing like so many other things for him, school is for school. I’m thankful he had fun doing the activities though. When he came home from school we were home for the night. There was no convincing him we should go anywhere. I offered a few Halloween ideas but “nopedy nope” was said and he talked about doing things tomorrow. Fridays are for staying home. And I don’t blame him. He goes so much and as much as he is enjoying Halloween this year it is still very taxing on him. It throws his routine off and it is overstimulating in many ways. I think Saturdays have become mud-hunting days. I don’t know that we will find any tomorrow but there are several fall festivals around so hopefully, he will want to go to them. He wanted an early bath, a huge dinner, and for me to not sing all the Spanish words I knew as a song. He kept asking for five more minutes when it was bedtime but quickly realized he was too tired to even argue his point. He’s excited about his Saturday and I’m praying he sleeps tonight. I’m thankful for the progress he is making and his laughter that fills my heart with joy. Today is the first day of the rest of your life so let’s make it grand. 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.