Happy boy again. Owen woke in the middle of the night but came to me after getting his tablet. We slept a couple more hours and he didn’t want to get up at first but he said the magic word before I did. “School school,” he said, and off he ran to the bathroom. We had to hurry to get out to wait for the bus. I actually like rushing him along so that I can have more time to talk with him while we are waiting. He was telling me all about frogs and he told me to ask him how many animals he could list. I think he gets asked similar questions at school but he likes to talk about the animals. He also talked about going to the pool and the park with his friends. Plus Santa the Pirate is coming back soon before January when we will have balloons. I’m not sure why he thinks January has balloons but he knows February has hearts. Maybe January has balloons for the celebrations. He truly is making so many connections. When he came home from school I asked him what he had for lunch. I think the food pyramid has changed a little since I was in school and after a great debate he said, “iguanas and lizards.” I said you ate iguanas and lizards? He said, “no it was frogs.” Spookley the not-so-square pumpkin happened tonight. He was playing with his pumpkin and he asked to make pumpkin soup. I asked him if he wanted to carve it and he said no so I asked him if he wanted to draw on it. He said yes and he wanted to make it Spookley. Once he was done drawing on it I then cut the top off per request to make pumpkin soup but he got one look at the insides and he was not having it. “Put the top on,” he said after trying to eat the stem but before he saw the insides. He is letting me keep the pumpkin on the counter though so that is a good thing. I’m glad he is finding more things interesting and he is following through with it all. He had shrimp for dinner. I watched him like a hawk but I’m still looking under all my pillows. I’m not sure why shrimp is one of his favorite things to put under the pillow especially since he loves it so much. He told me “Santa has red pants” and I was absolutely thrilled because he didn’t mention blue pants first. He was listening to Old MacDonald and he said he was going to the “big petting zoo.” He went on “hello rooster you little rooster you are at the petting zoo.” He laughed and went on “hello big rooster big rooster you belong at the big petting zoo let’s go.” He was singing up a storm and trying to harmonize more before bed. So many wheels turning. He had another amazing day. I’m thankful for his smile and his attitude. We are growing together. You are a lot stronger than you think you are and you will move mountains when the mountains need to be moved. 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.