I wonder how many days you can actually float from new experiences and victory days but still be cranky. Owen slept great again. He was ready for his day and to get home and sit. He didn’t say those exact words but they were implied with the repeat of the “ride de bus school ride de bus home” mantra that started as soon as he woke up. I love that he can tell me more about what he has done on his days and what he wants to do. We have been having cooler mornings but we are only outside for less than ten minutes while waiting for the bus so I’m giving him choices of what he would like to wear. I held a pair of shorts and “blue pants” out for him and he quickly decided on the jeans. He told me to wear blue pants but I wore shorts. I’m thankful this is not causing any meltdowns right now. I don’t know how blue pants became such a thing before I even realized it was going to be a thing. You think you are helping your child and then it turns into something that causes a meltdown almost every day. We went out to wait for the bus and he kept repeating his mantra. I tried to distract him and redirect him. It’s hard to get his mind to focus on something else. It wasn’t long and his bus was here and the smile was plastered on Owen’s face. When he came home the mantra started as soon as we got inside. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are always hard. I told him we could go someplace and he said, “Grandma’s house dinner 87” referencing the channel number he watching Disney on. He went back and forth before I could say anything. He said, “Stay home” and went to change. I told him maybe we could get a pizza and take it to grandma’s house one day soon. I know he is thinking it all through. He is on the go a lot during the week so I try not to push going anywhere on those days. I fixed his snack and he was playing with his tablet. I tried to not rock the boat and let him do what he wanted for the afternoon. I fixed his dinner and he is definitely growing. It was all gone quickly. I went to the bathroom and I came out to all of his books all over the floor in the living room. He was reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love how much he likes to read. The rest of the evening was quiet and bedtime went smoothly. He was looking forward to school tomorrow so that makes bedtime that much quicker for him. Tonight’s prayer he said, “Dear God thank you for mommy picking me up on Thursday good night God.” I think this was my not so subtle hint we are not doing anything after school tomorrow so he can prepare for his favorite day. I’m thankful he loves school and going to his therapy. He was asleep within minutes of going to bed. His laughter brings joy to my soul. Find joy in the songs of others and let them lift your heart to happiness. 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.