To Think On Friday
Some days go according to plan. Okay, so really no day goes according to plan, but does go partly to routine. Or at least this is what I try to convince myself of. Sleep happens some nights with a great gusto. Other nights it seems like they turn into days. Last Owen woke at two, concerned with his teacher. I could hear him yelling her name before he even got to me. I told him it was nighttime and that we needed to go back to sleep. I try to use the same words with him, keeping them to the point. He kept talking about his teacher. I told him he would go to school in the morning. He fell asleep about fifteen minutes later. When I got up in the morning he was still asleep, but quickly got out of bed when he heard me in the bathroom. This time he was confused about the day. He was upset saying he was done with school and his teacher, but was still asking to go on the bus. It took about ten minutes for him to calm down enough to get dressed. Once he was calm he was so excited about school. I’m thankful for his love of school and all that he is learning there. When we walked to the bus stop he was so happy. We saw our neighbor walking. Generally, when we see him we are already standing at the bus stop. As he was saying good morning to us Owen reached up and grabbed his hand, walking backwards trying to get him to walk with us to the bus stop. My heart raced a little. Here were some of his rules crossing lines. The neighbor wasn’t at the bus stop saying hi, he was further down the street. This is meltdown territory. Luckily I was able to tell Owen our neighbor had to go and he let go of his hand. Last night a car was parked outside of our house on the road. It’s supposed to be a couple of houses down, but there is construction going on so a trailer is in front of their house. Owen was occupied with this car being there. He kept running to the window yelling about the car. The world is a big picture to Owen and it helps him keep his order. I try to find ways to help him through these moments. I am learning to focus on our happiness instead of the moment we are in. Find your happiness and let go of those things that are holding you back. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.