It’s the little moments that I cherish like when we exchange words that follow along in a conversation. In the mornings it’s generally the time we talk the most. Or at least on school days. Owen gets up and he sits in bed with me. We laugh and talk about what’s on his tablet. I try to ask him questions about his day ahead or what we are going to do in the next few days. Asking him about the days ahead is also difficult. I try to get him to understand the difference between talking about something that we are doing in the future and it happening on the same day. He gets upset if it’s not part of his routine and he doesn’t want the day to happen. This morning he was laughing and very happy about his day ahead. I got up to go to the bathroom and he was not happy. We still had plenty of time until it was time to get dressed so he wanted me to stay seated. I told him I would be right back and went to the bathroom. He grunts to get his point across sometimes and as soon as I got up he was grunting. He was happy as a lark when I got back. I asked him if he wanted to wear shorts or blue jeans today. Without hesitation, he said, “blue jeans.” It was amazing he followed my lead and he called them blue jeans. We went outside to wait for the bus and he said, “It’s cold.” I love that he is aware of the temperature change. He started talking about riding the bus home and what was happening tomorrow. Before I could say anything he said, “Focus on today.” When he came home he was in a great mood but wanted his alone time. He stays busy all week so I know it’s hard for him to do things every day. He however was a nonstop eating machine. He is for sure growing and wanted extra snacks all night. I love that he is eating so much and growing. He was very happy about his day tomorrow. He is ready for me to pick him up to go to therapy. Curious George played a big part in a lot of his evening so I can’t wait to see what he helps him do next. Bedtime was interesting because he wanted to go to sleep on the couch. I technically wouldn’t care if he slept on the couch but he rolls all over his double bed that has guard rails all the way around so I’m afraid he would fall on the floor. He finally went to his bed to sleep and hopefully, he won’t wake up in the middle of the night to go to the couch. I’m thankful for another good day. I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in therapy tomorrow. I’m thankful for his laughter and his big smile. Find your inspiration and let the world see your smile grow big and bright. 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.