Owen was feeling much better today but I knew I was not going to send him to school because Wednesday is a professional learning day for the teachers so no school for the students. Since he has been out so long I knew it would be hard for him to go one day and then off the next. His teacher agreed. So hopefully he will be back in school on Thursday. I tried to not reference school since I already had his hopes up for Monday and then he got sick. I told him that he would be with mommy but we were going to go do something tomorrow. This is where the emotional rollercoaster took off. He said it softly and then said it multiple times. “Look in your nose”, he said and then immediately grabbed his nose. When he had the test I tried to explain to him why they had to do it but how can that possibly make sense to him. It made me sad because he was referencing the test. But he was able to express his emotions. It’s one of those moments that’s so hard for me because I hate that he even had to take the test but thankful that he can express his emotions and tell me that he didn’t like it. I told him that we were going to hopefully get his glasses fixed tomorrow. This had mixed reactions from him. He was ready to go right away but mad when I told him we couldn’t go until at least tomorrow. However, when I talked to him about it later in the night he said he didn’t want to go. I think it’s all hard on him. We’ve been home so much that it is hard for him to understand about leaving the house and the times for us to leave. He mostly had a good day but he had several outbursts leading to meltdowns but we worked through them. They were related to where we were going and why we weren’t going but we got through our day and he and Alexa were best buds. “I can’t do that in Arabic”, he said and laughed when she repeated it. He’s really starting to share his words and emotions. I pray he sleeps the night. He didn’t sleep all night last night but we slept better. Every step forward is the progress I like to see. Find your happiness and make your dreams come true. 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.