I wasn’t too surprised Owen slept all night. He was up so early on Sunday. Although I really don’t know which days he will sleep and not sleep anymore. I was thankful though. I woke up around two and went to the bathroom. I lay awake listening to see if I woke him. I tried for hours to fall back asleep but my mind just wandered. I prayed a lot in those hours. He woke in a great mood a little before six and this made me happy. The mornings have been going well. He gets ready with me when I ask him to. He is still struggling to put his pants on but he is at least trying again. For some reason, once he gets a leg pulled up he will now take it completely off but at least he is trying. I pray for patience for both of us. Some days I sit because I want him to stay calm, I want to be calm. I remind myself to focus on how far we have come. We got to the bus stop and he wanted me to have Siri translate “treasure Tuesday” into all the languages. He woke up asking me about it and was very excited that Santa the pirate is going to bring him a treasure chest with a pineapple hat and a pizza hat. It’s supposed to rain off and on all day tomorrow so we may have to have our treasure hunt at home but hopefully, he will enjoy it and we can see what his expectations are. Sometimes he has very specific ideas in mind and can’t explain what he wants but hopefully, he will be able to tell me and he will enjoy it. He is on the alphabet train in all the languages and particularly the letter P right now. He wanted popcorn and pizza. I gave him popcorn and told him we would have pizza tomorrow night when we had treasure Tuesday. I’m hoping that the delivery is not late. I’m as excited as he is I think. He has been finding all the BeatBo videos he can in other languages. He still asks me when they are arriving in all the languages. “BeatBo in the box come,” he says. I’m still searching for them and trying to figure out all the languages they do come in. We can only have so many robots in the house. I am so thrilled that he asks for them though. They have him singing the alphabet song in numerous languages now. He wanted to do the small, medium, and large order again. He can name which one is each size but he puts the small on top of the medium instead of next to it. I know it will come though. He is back to sitting on the air vents and back and forth we go. He says, “it’s cold cold is winter hot is summer.” I go in circles trying to explain the weather to him and the vents put out the opposite of what the temperature is outside. I think he understands but I’m not sure he does. He is constantly saying the opposite of what something is so I know this is hard when it actually is the opposite. Now every time he wants me to plug in his tablet he comes to me and sings “p is for plug in pa pa plug in.” By the end of the week, I think it will be a whole song and dance. He was pointing out all the facial features of a character on a video and then he got to the ears and said he needed to clean his ears. I see him blossoming and I am beyond excited about it. There is joy in watching my sweet baby O thrive. I’m thankful for every word he speaks when I know how hard he works to say each and every one of them. Something I’m trying to remember is to let gladness take over the sadness and know that tomorrow is a brand new day. 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.