The blues pants saga is well on my mind. Owen slept great and me about as much sleep as an overthinking momma can get. The cooler nights lead to those cool days and I can’t help but think how to transition Owen back into wearing pants, but not blue jeans. I want him to understand he can wear other clothes. As soon as I start talking about pants he tells me blue pants. It’s a process and I could go with the theory that we will cross that bridge when we come to it but for me, that doesn’t give me enough time to overthink it. It makes me sad that this is so hard for him. I have to believe that as quickly as he transitioned to shorts he will learn to process other long pants. I have to hold onto this thought. I don’t want to lose the shorts momentum so I worry about going back to us both wearing jeans. Honestly, I would wear jeans every single day too but I don’t want it to be the complete focus for him. He was happy again when he got on the bus but he was concerned about what we were doing when he came home. He wanted to make sure we were staying home. He is on the go a lot so I know he wants times when he is at home playing and doing what he wants. He keeps asking to go to the pool on Saturday. He isn’t scheduled for another lesson right away so I will see when we can go again. When he came home from school he was very calm but he wanted to make sure I knew we weren’t going anywhere. I offered to take him to the park but didn’t expect him to go. I always like to offer options so that he knows we can do other things. It was a quiet night at home. I made his dinner and then he requested “honey mustard” for his chicken. He once again ate a big dinner. Bath time and playtime happened. He told me “five more minutes for fire hydrant.” I had no clue what he was referencing. I had already told him he could have a few more minutes before our routine. He showed me what he was looking at and it is a fire hydrant that he likes to go by with my mom. His world has opened up since I gave him Google Earth. It still amazes me all the places he has found. He fell asleep quickly and he was ready for his favorite day. I’m thankful he loves going to school and therapy. Today was another good day for my sweet baby O. I can’t wait for the days ahead and the progress I know he will make. Be the sunshine on someone’s cloudy day. 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.