I went to bed early but I also woke up more times than I can count, thinking I had missed Owen. He, thankfully, slept. His concern for the days ahead was on his mind but at least he was extremely happy. His laughter started early and it’s exactly what woke me up. He came to me and he started the conversation before I barely opened my eyes. “Good morning mommy how are you I’m fine,” he said not stopping for me to even answer him. He continued, “church church” wanting to confirm that we were going. I told him we would go to church, reminding him it was partly because he slept all night. He ran off to get his tablet. I can tell he is growing again because there are very few times any food is left on his plate. When I was fixing his breakfast he kept walking past me. He wanted me to tickle him. His laugh gets me through my days. He kept unplugging his tablets. He has a backup tablet and he also has a school tablet but he wanted them all at the same time. Seriously this is on me because I need to put his tablets where he can’t get to them but this is also a lesson he needs to learn. If I tell him something he needs to listen. Believe me who always wants to listen when we want to do what we want to do but there are reasons we need to listen to others and especially the momma. Today, I used the mom voice and the mom rules to try to help him make the connection to listening to me when I tell him something. He unplugged his tablets one more time so I told him we would not be taking his tablet with us to church. I had given the warning three times. When we got ready he asked to take it and I told him again we weren’t taking it. Technically we were taking it. I hid it in my bag but I didn’t want him to know it. I took it with me in case he had a meltdown at church but I knew he really would be fine. He did great. When I picked him up from his classroom my music man was playing with a little keyboard and waited to take it home with us. I told him he had to leave it there so he could play it next time, plus we have one at home. After church, we went to lunch with our friends. Owen did well except for constantly trying to pull my hair. This is a new old thing. He used to do it all the time and then it stopped for a while and now it’s back with the randomly “we don’t pinch mommy” moments. We went to the park afterwards but he was done in a matter of a few minutes. At least we went and spent time with our friends. We came home and I didn’t rock the boat. He was calm but on edge. Sometimes I have nerves of angel hair pasta and just want to sit so I can help him focus on being calm. Since tomorrow is a holiday I want to try and keep him calm. He told me that he wanted to see his grandma tomorrow. I said, “I’m not sure.” He said, “you can try.” I told him that it was up to his grandma because I didn’t know what she had planned. He said, “pancakes and grandma’s car.” I think the connections are there about days off and what he wants to do. He ate a huge dinner of shrimp and wanted more. He wasn’t ready for bed but he sure was ready for seeing grandma tomorrow. I’m praying for a good night and a great day tomorrow. Thankful for my little musical dude and all he is learning. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. 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.