I hear the rain outside and all I can think about is Owen saying, “I love puddles”. He doesn’t always make the connection to what’s around him but he loves puddles and he loves the water. I keep thinking what a day this has been. How many eggs can you stress eat, I wonder. I wish they were Cadbury eggs but I gave up sugar, again. Every night I go to bed praying Owen will sleep through the night. And every night he wakes up, gets into bed with me, and generally, we have a discussion about animals, languages, or the fact that it’s still nighttime. Throw in noises that the earth makes and we have ourselves a full night. When he woke this morning he wanted “two minutes” to stay in bed but I told him we needed to get going so he could make it to the bus. He jumped out of bed and ran past me. He made a beeline to Alexa and started talking to her before he went to the bathroom. We finished getting ready and we were off to the bus stop. On the way there he likes to talk to the stop sign. He asks it questions, tells me it’s making noise, and then we can keep walking. When we were waiting for the bus he asks Siri how to say different phrases in other languages. Today he asked for “I want to ride on the school bus in Russian” and he asks her questions about bananas, how to say buffalo in numerous languages, and ask her questions about his school day. When he got home from school he was mostly calm. I asked him what he wanted for dinner listing several options and he said, “waffles”. I thought sure since he specifically asked for them. I put them on his plate and as soon as I did he ran. I was like dude you asked for them. He came back in a little bit and ate them. I said to him “you know what” and he said, “I love you”. This makes me happier than anything else in the world. No matter how my day is going when he says, “I love you” that’s all I need. He sang his heart out in Portuguese and answered several questions about a Disney show he was watching in Russian. I love how he is answering me more and more when I ask him questions about random things. He fell asleep quickly tonight and for that I’m thankful. I tell him all the time he can soar to any place he wants to if he believes in himself and I know he will do great things. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.