Owen slept until six in the morning. I had to look at the clock several times to make sure. I woke at first around three in the morning, listening for him, and knowing that no matter how much my bladder said I needed to get up I was staying right where I was. Thankfully I went back to sleep. I truly could not believe he slept that late but I was thankful. When he got up I could hear him get his tablet and he came straight to me. I asked him if he had gone to the bathroom yet, knowing he had not. He said, “no bathroom today” and I said, “then no tablet today.” Off he ran, saying “tablet” as the word trailed towards me. He then requested cereal, chocolate milk, and waffles. After it all sat there for about an hour he finally ate his breakfast and within a few minutes, he asked me for pancakes. Some days it seems like he eats all day long. Today was one of those days. He knew it was therapy day and couldn’t wait to go. He was only seeing two of his therapists since one of them was on vacation and they called to see if we would like to come in earlier so we left right after lunch to go. All week he had been talking about this robot but I wasn’t sure what it was. He would mention his therapist’s name and then say, “see the robot.” I was going to ask her but when she brought Owen back to me she said she wanted to show me the robot he liked. She was excited about how interested he was in it and I told her he couldn’t wait to come see it. He wanted to get chicken nuggets and a cheeseburger on the way home so two breakfast and now two lunch. Maybe technically more since he had several different things at each breakfast and lunch. When I got home I started looking for the robot. I am in the process of getting him one but I showed him the video of the robot on YouTube. He was thrilled and watched it the rest of the night. He kept running to me saying, “robot box coming mommy.” Then he would run to the front door and say, “it here” and wanted me to come to the door. I tried to explain to him it will take several days to get here but he doesn’t really understand time. He was happy to be watching it on the videos though. I think the eating train finally slowed for dinner and he only ate part of it. I have been changing his bedtime each night ever so slightly. It’s been hard for him to adjust when I was trying to do it thirty minutes at a time so now I’m doing it in five-minute increments each night. Seems to be working and hopefully it will keep him sleeping later as well. He fell asleep quickly once again and I think I fell asleep about the same time. He asked me multiple times what we were doing tomorrow and he wanted to make sure we weren’t going anywhere. I wondered if he thought we are going on a trip again. He was in a great mood all day and hopefully, I can get his robot soon and he will be even happier. Live your dreams out loud. 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.