The need for chocolate milk and waffles came in around four in the morning. I suppose that’s pretty much all night for us. I started bedtime a little later last night but maybe not quite late enough to have Owen sleep all night. It’s hard to adjust his bedtime though. Technically he doesn’t look at the clock to know what time it is but he starts counting down to bedtime and it generally starts early in the evening. By six o’clock he is saying “blanket” and by seven it’s in full swing repeating it constantly. He can be nowhere near the couch but he will start talking about me putting a blanket on him. What he wants is the blanket to be completely put over his head. That’s how he falls asleep most nights in his bed but he wants to sit on the couch and have the blanket on him so that he doesn’t have to go to bed. Even though he woke early and was very hungry he was extremely calm. He couldn’t wait to go see grandma. He had ideas on what he wanted me to wear and what grandma was going to wear but thankfully he was going with the flow at this point. I talked to him about us wearing new colors. I ordered new pants for him in different colors so that he could make choices. Preparing for the week ahead I will have outfits set up for him so that we can work together to pick our outfits, maybe even try to coordinate them or wear the opposite colors. I want him to see that he can make other choices and that it will be fine. He used to wear other clothes but at some point, this changed. And he has gone back and forth over the years as to what I should wear. He did really well at grandma’s house and when we were heading home he wanted to find crosses on churches. I love that he understands the significance of a cross. We saw several on the way home. He pointed out the first one but then I helped him find them the rest of the way home. He ate a huge dinner that seemed to continue all night long. He was watching a video and he ran to me asking for a letter puzzle. I was pretty sure I got rid of all his letter puzzles but I wanted to make sure. I looked all over and found some other alphabet games but no puzzles. I asked him to show me the video again and he kept repeating “alphabet puzzle”. I told him I would be happy to get him one but I needed to see what kind. He said, “wooden kind”. I was so excited. He doesn’t ask me for many toys or learning games so when he does I want to make sure I try to find them. I got on my app and showed him some online and was able to “order letter puzzle tomorrow tomorrow” for delivery. I love when he shares his wants. I hope when he gets it he is as excited as I was when he asked for it. He fell asleep with his fake snoring in full swing, wanting his sheet over his head, and told me he was going to church in the morning. I’m thankful for how much church means to my sweet baby O. His voice is getting stronger every day. Tomorrow is a brand new day. Let the light of the day be your guide for the brightness that shines within you. 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.