Even though Owen woke up several times last night he at least was calm and talking about his day ahead. He was ready to go to school each time he woke up. He knew that when he got home today we were going to see the horses. I’m trying to keep his routine going for him. He had a much better day on the bus and his teacher told me he is doing well in school. I’m excited to see how this year unfolds for him. He is really working on his language skills. He talks to Siri and Alexa at the same time. It’s like he is holding a conversation with both of them. He asks one of them how to say something in Arabic and the other in Japanese. He then switches it up and asks for animal noises. These seem to make him laugh hysterically every time. He says, “Alexa whale noises in Japanese”. I think it makes him laugh harder asking her something she can’t do. When he came home from school today he got off the bus and immediately asked to go see the horses and then his teacher. It makes me so happy that he loves school and his teacher so much. He had a quick snack and we were off to the horses. He asked immediately when we got in the car if he could see the windows. I told him if he didn’t yell at me that on the way home he could see them. I still don’t know that it makes it better for him if I actually let him see the windows. It still seems to cause him anxiety. I wish he could explain to me why he wants to see them. When we got to the horses I think he was a little overwhelmed by the other animals. He wanted to see them all and the chickens were not coming over to him like he thought they should. We walked by the horses and he started talking to them. I asked him about each of the horses and he wanted to see their “teff”. He showed me his and pointed to them. When we left he told me he wanted chicken nuggets. We got his food and headed home. I told him that we would drive by the windows since he didn’t scream at me. By the time we got home, he was still anxious about seeing them and I think he wanted to go a different way but he got to see the windows. He ate every one of his ten nuggets and almost all of his fries, asking me for “more nuggets please”. I gave him some vegetables and that seemed to make him not as hungry. He only ate a few. He fell asleep asking about school, telling me he had therapy tomorrow, and he wanted a big hug. Tomorrow is another busy day for us. My smile comes from his laughter, my heart is filled with his joy, and my excitement is knowing that he is growing and learning. Today is the first day of the rest of your life so make it amazing. 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.