Owen kinda slept and I did not sleep because he kinda didn’t sleep. He woke around two but thankfully went back to sleep immediately when I got him to lay on the couch with me. When he woke again he was in a great mood and ready for school. It makes me happy knowing how much he loves school and what he is learning from his teacher. After an extremely hard last week this week seems to be better for him. But then along comes Friday. I’m already dreading it and anxious about it. Friday and Monday are days off for him. It’s like a short spring break for him. I keep telling myself to be thankful it’s only two days, he’ll be able to handle it but I want to cry. Any and all breaks are hard on him. He needs the routine, structure, and focus school gives him. The routine, the routine, is all that keeps running through my head. I can’t even imagine how summer will go this year. The older he gets the more his routine matters to him and the more he focuses on it. I always want to says obsesses about it but that feels too much like I’m putting emotions on him that he can’t explain to me yet so maybe there’s another reason. When he came home from school today he wanted to look two new videos up on his tablet. Both videos were based on books and ones that I’m sure he is learning at school. He was able to find them using the voice-activated option, which is incredible to me. When I realized which videos he was pulling up I went to his book baskets and found both books for him. The baskets are much easier for him to work with than shelves. I handed the books to him and he was thrilled. He generally doesn’t look in his book baskets unless I sit there with him but when I handed him the books he walked over to the baskets and started looking through them. This one is a victory to me. I love how interactive he is becoming. He sat with me for our entire dinner, talking to me, and trying all the different foods I gave him. A whole lotta rejoicing over here. He fell asleep easily tonight and I pray he can sleep through the night. Let your smile shine bright and share it with the world. 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.