Owen’s school was closed today; they had no power, so this meant our schedule was anything but routine. He asked for his teacher, and I tried to explain to him why he couldn’t go to school. Then he walked around for a few minutes asking for “de bus”, searching for something. At first I thought he was wanting to go to the bus stop, but then I realized he was looking for the bus that was given to him as a present a few days ago. I handed it to him, and he sat down on the couch with it. He pushed the blanket towards me, wanting me to cover him. I always remind him to tell mommy he wants help. I try to reference the steps we need to take for certain situations. I placed the blanket over his head, and he sat under it for about twenty minutes; holding his bus, and playing on his tablet. He loves sitting under blankets, and thought this is the way he is coping with his morning. He went to stay with his grandparents for the day, and we’re back home; pretty much in the same spots. I tried to get him to go do something tonight, but home means home. I didn’t have his tablet, or almond milk with me when I picked him up; I knew this would be hard on him if we tried to do anything. I asked him several times if he wanted to go do something, and his response, “nope nopedy nope nope home”. I decided not to push it. Tomorrow will be a full day for us; it’s our Saturday fun day, plus his checkup for the ear infection that he had. He smiled over at me. I can’t help but smile back. It’s exactly what I needed. His smile is the glue that holds me together some days, what pushes me forward, and makes me know that everything will be fine. He says, “no post office”, and goes back to what he was doing. Find your motivation, spread your wings, and fly. Don’t keep waiting for life to happen, make it 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.