Sleep is a glorious thing and today it felt like we needed a lot more. Owen slept all night and woke up in a good mood. He was still a little sleepy but ready for his favorite day. I didn’t sleep much at all last night. Every noise was a noise and every noise woke me up so I could overthink about something. The dude is definitely growing. He wanted waffles and cereal before he went to school. They have breakfast, lunch, and snacks at school as well. He wanted to make sure that I was going to pick him up from school for his therapy. He hasn’t been repeating as much lately, but in the last couple of days, it started again. Sometimes I think as it gets closer to the weekend he gets more anxious about his days. He was excited about getting on the bus and going to school. His teacher said he had a good day, but was a little distracted. That’s how he felt in the morning as well and I think it was because he was tired. He’s had a very busy week. We had a little time before he had to go to therapy so we went to the park. At first, he wanted to go, and then he didn’t want to go, and then he did want to go, and then he didn’t want to go. As soon as I started to pull away, he decided he wanted to go. We got out of the car and he headed right for the swings. He then went on the slide and told me five more minutes when I said it was time to go. It’s interesting how he wanted to go and also didn’t want to go but then wanted more time. He was excited to get to therapy, but I could tell he was still distracted. He had speech first and he wanted to sing the responses with her. When he went to physical therapy it was amazing to watch him. He completely self-directed the exercises. That’s what I like about all of his therapists they know when to let him go through the process and assist when they can but also let him figure out the steps on his own. He took the small slide and moved it about the room onto other things like the crash pad, trampoline, and board swing. He figured out all these angles and gave himself a true workout. His therapist and I were amazed at all of the steps he was doing. We could tell he needed the input and the exploration was amazing. He completely exhausted himself so much that for the last five minutes, he lay on the crash pad. Then we went by the school he never went to but likes to drive by and the burger boy statue. We picked up a pizza from “Gino’s Owen’s robot sign.” He ate several slices and wanted more. Our wifi went out again and that was the only little hitch in our night. “Please try again,” he said when it went out. His day wore him out. He didn’t ask for more time and went right to bed. I’m praying for a great night of sleep and a happy Friday. His smile, his laughter, and his progress are all amazing. Let your smile be your guide for the 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.