Tonight the warm milk challenge begins. I’m challenging it to be the sleep winner. It was well after one when I fell asleep last night, really closer to the two o’clock range, and here a very happy Owen comes by five, looking at me like I was nuts for still sleeping. “Tablet”, he said. My reply, how about we sleep a little longer. He crawled on top of me. Not next to me, straight on top of my side. OK, so sleeping wasn’t going to be an option. He said it again, “tablet”. I tried a different approach. Generally, if I tell him he has to go potty first he will lay back down for a little bit and occasionally fall asleep. This time, as he likes to say, “nope”. He ran off to the bathroom turning all the lights on as he was going. The French singing started immediately. I’m amazed at how easily it is starting to flow for him. He listens to the translator while he watches the different Mickey Mouse Clubhouse videos. I keep listening to the way he says the words. I’m hoping that the way he says the letters in French will help him see how the letters translate in English as well. I love the connections he is making to his body. I try to teach him manners and how you react to certain situations. He burped and then made himself burp again. “Excuse me”, he said and then made a little laughing noise burping one more time. How do you even explain bodily functions but here we are learning and growing together. The warm milk made me a little sleepy but it sure didn’t work on Owen. Two hours later he finally fell asleep in my arms. Today was a bit calmer though. We had our moments but through it all, he did better at listening and working with me. Maybe it’s because he was exhausted and pretty much joined at the hip with me, yawning all day. The laughter, the smiles, the songs, and him playing his guitar made me one happy momma. Find your happiness, share your joy, and go after your dreams. What are you waiting for. 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.