I didn’t think I could be any more exhausted until I realized how exhausted I was. I heard this noise but in my fog of sleep, I didn’t know what it was at first. It got louder and louder and then I realized Owen was awake and had the tv on, watching one of the apps he likes to play on YouTube. I opened my eyes enough to see that I didn’t want to know what time it was. I yelled out to Owen to come here. I heard “no” from the other room. I didn’t want to get up. I tried again. I told him it was nighttime and he needed to turn the tv off and go back to bed. Well, surprisingly he turned it off, got his tablet, and went to his room. A few moments later I realized how loud tablets could be. He was in his room but he had his tablet turned all the way up. Oh, how I wish they would either make tablets with parental volume controls or an app that actually works to limit the volume. By this time I was pretty much completely awake so I got up to go to the bathroom, and make sure he turned his tablet down. When I got to his room he was belting out a tune, singing with Alexa. I told him to turn it down and try to go back to sleep. We still had several hours to go before it was time for him to go to school. I tried to fall back asleep but I kept hearing him talk to Alexa, asking her all kinds of phrasing in different languages. It was finally time to get up and he was still in his room. I was surprised he stayed in there. When it was time to walk to the bus stop he was ready to get dressed however he did not like the particular “blue jeans” I had picked out for him but he did put them on. He thought they were too dark. I was able to convince him they were the same color as mine and he put them on. I knew my boy was ready to go to school. He was also ready to go to “therapy therapy therapy”. He told me “mommy gonna pick me up mommy going to pick me up”. He’s still working on sentence structure and often will say phrases multiple ways. When I picked him up from school his teacher said he had a great day. It’s always music to my ears. We got in the car and off we went. He was very calm the whole ride there, only telling me a few times the way to go. He had another great session and then we came home. The night went quickly and he wanted to sit with me on the couch playing his video games and more singing. Him singing and not me of course. I’m thankful for a good day for him. I’m hoping h sleeps through the night since he woke up so early. Never give up on the hope of tomorrow. Find your strength and keep pushing forward. 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.