The beautiful world of sleep happened again. I woke earlier than Owen and drank my first cup of coffee before he even woke up. We did the whole light switch to the bed scenario for the second cup. I could tell he was in a good mood but still very concerned with the day ahead. On today’s edition of how cool Owen is we discussed the air conditioner. He always says he wants to go by the “air conditioner.” I never knew what he was talking about. Google Earth has literally given us the world. He showed me a building and on the second floor is a window unit. He pays attention to the littlest of details. It’s amazing the details of the world he has memorized. To him, they are all important. I can only imagine how he will change the world with his insights and attention to detail. He was really upset when we went out to wait for the bus. Someone was parking near our house and that upset him and then he was upset about the day ahead. He wanted to make sure that I was picking him up so that he could go to therapy. The anxiousness started as soon as we went outside and then when he saw the car park, he couldn’t concentrate on the day. He watched a bunny run off and I wonder what he thought of it. When I picked him up from school his teacher said he was a bit anxious today and had a lot of stimming but he had a good day, and he read a story slowly and pronounced the words. Then I took him to Therapy. I went in with him and I’m so thankful to watch his incredible progress. Hearing his “yes” is absolutely amazing. He says it was such confidence now. He also did great with his physical therapy and even though he was still anxious, he was able to do all of the activities. On the way home we picked up a pizza and he ate it all. He asked YouTube for “school fire.” They had a fire drill today at school so he was watching another school on YouTube to see what it was like with all the sounds and lights. There are so many connections he is now making. He told me he wasn’t going to bed tonight and he meant it. He woke up numerous times and came to me until he finally fell asleep. I’m thankful for the incredible progress. And the smile that he gives me. Sharing your smile is worth its weight in gold. 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.