Where’s the sleep button and other fine questions I want to know. Summer is not routine and routine is needed. I would also like to get off the summer train and move into the back-to-school routine train. How many times did Owen wake up in the middle of the night, I lost track. And how many times did he wake up tonight before falling asleep. That one I know, a million. I’m not quite sure why screaming has to be associated with waking up but it does. We mostly had a good day except the other screaming parts. Have I mentioned how hard summer breaks are, oh, and any breaks. He was ready for his day pretty early. He knew he was going to spend a couple of hours with grandma while I went to an appointment and he made sure I didn’t forget it. On the way there everything went well. He told me numerous times how to drive but I kinda distracted him by having him count cars. I did great at it. On the way home from the appointment he was not as pleased. He wanted “chicken nuggets french fries apple juice chocolate milk coffee new ice tea”. I was hoping one of those drinks was for me. They took too long and the windows were open but we made it. However, the ride home was bumpy. Detours and going by “the windows” were the downfall. The screaming made me want to scream too. And cry. When we got home one of us was calm as a lark and the other one of us was me. My heart aches for my boy. He ate his lunch and wanted to listen to the Little Einsteins. He then had to look up the music and art from the series. I love that he wants to hear all the different styles of music. When he was listening to Little Einsteins he was clapping his knees and singing along with the tunes. I love when he does the movements with the characters. When I asked him to smile he did this incredible fake smile that I’ve never seen him do before. It made me smile even bigger after a wild ride of a day. We finished the night with him waking up five times in a three hour span and I’m more than ready for bed. Dream big, smile brighter, and know that you can make a difference in our world. 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.