What to overthink today and other fine questions still have me in the spin cycle of the wash, waiting for a blanket to dry. Owen didn’t sleep through the night and came to my bed not much after I fell asleep. He wanted me to hold his elephant lovie. It plays music and vibrates. He quickly fell back asleep so I turned it off. He then woke up as quickly as he fell asleep and started screaming about me turning off the elephant. The no elephant in the bed rule doesn’t really matter. I got out of bed somewhere around five. He didn’t stay there much later than that and we were up for the day. He was ready for church and excited about going. No meltdowns either way. There was a little discussion about me not turning right at the kangaroo but otherwise, he did fine. I really wish I could figure out where the kangaroo is or even what it is. He’s had a pretty good day until I decided to wash his blanket off his “blue bed”. I generally change his sheets and wash his favorite blanket when he isn’t home so I didn’t even think about it causing him to meltdown. Now we are un-patiently waiting for his blanket to be dry. He keeps running to his bed, asking about it. “Blanket please”, he says, sitting back down after he comes to tell me. And then a minute later off he goes again to check on it. It seemed like that was the slowest hour of the day. Bedtime happened pretty quickly after the blanket finished drying. He randomly yelled about his toenails and sharks being grey and not black but could be black and wanted to wear his shark shirt to bed. Every night now it seems we have a discussion about the air vents and that they aren’t hot but it is outside. Then he says in winter they are hot and it’s cold outside. He amazes me with his thought process. Tomorrow we are supposed to go to a splash park but it’s about forty-five minutes from us and in an area that causes him to have meltdowns. I know if we can get there he would have an amazing time. He has to stay calm to get there though. One day at a time can translate into one second at a time and time will tell tomorrow. Find your strength keep pushing forward and know that tomorrow is a brand new day. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.