The everyday adventures keep me on my toes. Owen now wants to sit on the floor vents and if he’s no sitting he wants to lay across them and then he says, “it’s too hot”. The more I try to get him to leave them alone the more he tries to sit on them. At least he has the words right. So I ordered new deflector air vents. I’m hoping that if he can’t sit or lay on them he will move away from them. He slept all night but he also woke up at five extremely upset that he was not going to see his teacher today. For approximately two hours he let me know of his displeasure with the situation. I try not to think about how hard this is on him. And I try not to cry about how hard it is on my emotions. I can’t explain to him why he can’t go to school. “It’s a holiday” does not justify anything to him. Today he sang about pumpkins, Santa, and the three little pigs. Nothing in any of those moments suggested that two of the three were holiday related but not the holiday and reason he had off today. The rest of the day was full of up and down moments but for the most part, he was calm but extremely clingy. He wanted me to sit all day and anytime I would get up he would be right beside me wanting me to sit back down. I sat a lot. It’s one of those things I have to decide what emotion I want to deal with and if my actions and reactions will cause him to have meltdowns. So I breathe. We laughed a lot, I cried some, and we read tons of his books. Siri played a big role in our day and lots of languages were heard. Every single day I tell Owen how much I love him and that he is a miracle. I want him to know he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to. I try to remind myself of my own words. Find your strength and go after your dreams. You can do it. 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.