More sleep was had. When Owen woke up he started talking about swimming tomorrow. I wondered if that would make sleep more interesting tonight. He was also happy about starting music therapy on Monday. Hopefully, he will be more excited about going to music therapy than missing the afternoon bus on Monday. I have to pick him up from school to get him there on time. He has been playing his harmonica a lot. I love hearing him randomly pick it up to play. While we were sitting on the white bed, with me drinking my coffee and him laughing at his tablet, I tried convincing him to go to dinner with his grandparents after school. I talked to him about how we can see others more than one day a week. I’m trying a new strategy with him. I explained that he sees me every day and his teacher a lot of days during the week hoping that it helps him understand that we can do more things outside our scheduled days with people. His teacher said he had a great day at school. He is grasping concepts and making connections to things he hadn’t before. I’m beyond excited he is making so much progress. He is exactly where he needs to be and as emotional as the decision was to keep him back a year it was the best decision I could have made. By four o’clock it already felt like the longest Friday night ever. He didn’t want to go anywhere and all he talked about was tomorrow. He was calm though. I prayed this would not keep him from going to bed because he was so excited about his day. His friend is also going to be in the same session with him so it’s very exciting for him. After he goes to his lesson he will most likely go see his grandma. He is definitely growing again because he ate all night long it seems. He kept asking for five more minutes before bedtime. He was yawning and yawning but I let him stay up a little later hoping that helps him sleep. He wanted to play on his tablet and then his harmonica before he went to bed. By the time he went to bed the first time it was about thirty minutes later than his regular bedtime. He then got up numerous times before he finally fell asleep. I pray he is asleep for the night. I really want him to be able to enjoy tomorrow. I’m thankful for how much he loves music. He plays a beautiful melody that fills my heart. Rejoice in the moments after you have walked over the bumpy road. Your victory is worth celebrating. 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.