The rookie mistakes are what can stop us in our tracks. I forgot to put my ice shield on my car window yesterday and I forgot to check before I took Owen to the car to see if the windows had frost on them. He generally rides the bus to school and most days if we go someplace it’s later, giving it time for the frost to be gone. Once we were outside I really couldn’t take him back into the house so I put him in his carseat and scraped the ice off the windows. He only screamed for a few moments. The rearview mirror has now become of great concern to Owen. If I don’t get him into his seat quick enough and strap him in he will be over the front seat in no time trying to get my rearview mirror off. This started about a week ago. He screams at it, “turn it offT turn it offT”. His vocabulary isn’t there to explain what bothers him about it but we will work through it. For awhile the noise of the air conditioner would have him screaming if it was on anything but the lowest setting. The lack of a CD player and the stoplights keep him pretty distracted from the air conditioner now and the heater sound does not affect him like the other sounds. There is nothing that prepared me for seeing the world through my child’s eyes but the gift of his sight has taught me a compassion and understanding I never knew. Owen came to my room at three in the morning requesting milk, knowing that he really wanted his tablet. I told him it was nighttime and he said, “wanna go potty”, the new ploy to stay up. I told him absolutely but then he had to go back to bed. He skipped the potty, got into bed with me, and promptly requested milk for two more hours. Life teaches us about life. I’m thankful for the growth I see in Owen and today is a brand new day. Dance even in the rain. 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.