I wanted the day to be very laidback for Owen after his emotional Saturday. Turns out he was very much in tune with my emotions. We slept like we generally sleep but he woke with a purpose and that purpose was going to “church church church”. Clothes have become an obsession again, however, now it’s not only my clothes but his as well. I got ready for church and my jeans were jeans instead of being “not black not pink not tan”. And his jeans were not jean enough. This all caused him to beat his foot on the ground and tell about what I should be wearing which was exactly what I was wearing, jeans. Going to church he could tell I was getting sad and he said, “she crying”. I wasn't at the time but this seemed to help him be a little more in control of his emotions and he started talking about animals. When we left church he was mostly happy but once again he wanted me to turn right at the kangaroo. He went on to talk about “there’s no lion there’s no walrus there’s no hippopotamus”. I feel like I’m on a safari but I really don’t know where we are going. The highlight of my day was when he started yelling, “yeehaw”. He was watching a YouTube video that explained how to play a game and the guy kept saying it. It became the go-to word of the night. As it got closer to bedtime he started mentioning all the different steps we take and said, “two more minutes”, his usual delay tactic. He can tell his schedule without even knowing what the actual time is. He can feel it. He fell asleep quickly in my arms and was ready for school tomorrow. I hope tonight is the night he can sleep. Find your strength, keep moving forward, and know that you are important. 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.