Owen had a really good day. It was mixed with emotions but thankfully for the most part we were both very calm. He woke pretty early and determined that he was going to see grandma. As the morning wore on he wanted to play and eat and eat and eat. He is definitely feeling better. As much as I’m concerned about his fine motor skills I’m always trying to find ways to work on his gross motor skills as well. He has a hard time kicking a ball, throwing a ball, or even something like skipping or running. This morning I set up his T-ball and we practice hitting the ball. But the main practice came from even holding the bat. I showed him dozens of times how to hold the bat and then swing. When I watch him I still try to determine if he doesn’t understand the concept, he does understand and would rather do something else, or if it is truly lost in translation and he thinks he’s doing it. I try to not let my emotions win with this one so I move on. He finally hit one on his own and he was done. He was playing with his penguin rollercoaster yesterday and somehow the little sticker eye from one of the penguins got stuck on his hand. When I pulled it off his hand I tried to put it back on the penguin but it was no longer sticky enough. I wondered if he would notice it was no longer there, hoping it wouldn’t be something that he had a meltdown over. He did notice. He asked about it numerous times today but luckily he didn’t have a meltdown. I’m always amazed at how observant he is. He sees all the details. His vocabulary is increasing every day and he spent a lot of time talking to Siri, asking her how to say things in all the languages she translates into. I truly believe it is helping his communication skills. When he came home from grandma’s I had a surprise waiting for him. He has a new tent for his bed. Once he saw it he didn’t want to get out of it. I’m hoping it helps him sleep the night away. I’m thankful for his smile today and that he was following instructions really well. When he drifted off to sleep he said, “I love you mommy” and my day was complete. Never give up on the dream yet to happen. Tomorrow is a brand new chance for amazing things to happen. 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.