Some days my mind doesn’t stop because it is constantly being questioned by Owen. How do I stop the train I often wonder. He slept ok but he woke with lots of opinions and anxiousness. We got ready to go to the bus stop but he couldn’t process all the steps he had to do. I always have him get his shoes and try to put on his clothes. He wanted nothing to do with the steps. I got him dressed because I can only wait so long for him to do the steps before we are late for the bus. When he got home from school he immediately started talking about the week ahead. He wanted to confirm what he was doing. That seemed to go on all night. And if he wasn’t confirming what his schedule was like he was telling me who he wasn’t seeing. It feels like the more his communication skills grow the more he shares memories from years before. It’s like he is now able to tell me what he did when he was two so he goes over all those memories. It fascinates me that he still likes the same Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes he liked when he was little. He watches them in every language he can find too. He was watching a video and he brought it to me. He wanted me to ask Siri for other videos from Hong Kong. He then put the video on the tv and immediately started laughing at what they were saying. He then came to me asking me to find nursery rhymes in Arabic. The night went on like this. When I got him in bed he was very agitated. “Blanket please”, he said to me. The blanket was completely wrapped around him and over his head. He started yelling it. I told him we don’t yell at each other. He yelled louder. I asked him what he wanted me to do since he already had the blanket on him. He was not pleased with this question. After a while he let me hold him and he quickly fell asleep. Some days my emotions scream for understanding from Owen. We had a fun night even though he was on edge. We played several games together and sang songs in numerous languages. Well, I listened to him sing them. He gave me a “big hug” tonight and for that I am grateful. My sweet baby O is growing up so fast. Tomorrow is a brand new day, rejoice, and share your smile. 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.