We talk about Owen sleeping all night in his “blue bed”. He says the “blue bed is my bed”. But actually sleeping all night in his bed I think is a dream of mine. He calls his bed the “blue bed” and mine the “white bed” because of the blankets we have on each of them. His bed has a tent over it. He loves it but it sure doesn’t help him sleep. He has white noise machines that don’t make the right noise. He has blankets and weighted blankets but none of those are the magic ones either. He has stuffed animals that sing and play music. And all he wants is to sleep in my bed. I’ve given him my old bedroom because it was so much darker in it and my old bed but he still wants to be with me. And my new room upsets him because it is so much louder. I get it but boy, oh boy, I wish we could sleep. He woke slowly but with a purpose this morning. His little mantra in full swing. “School school school school”, in a singsong manner he sang it out. He moved on to repeating his teacher’s name and other friends in the class. When we got to the bus stop he wanted to hear Siri talk about all the animals in all the languages. He laughed so hard when he heard her repeating “buffalo” in Russian and German. When we were in the car today he wasn’t exactly pleased with the way I was driving but I started distracting him by asking him to say the animals in different languages. He laughed as he said “buffalo” over and over again in the languages. He tries to mimic how Siri said them exactly. I told him when we got home we were going to read some books. I didn’t mention it to him when we walked in the door because I knew we would eat dinner first. He said to me “no read books today” and I know that meant good luck getting me to read with you. Some days we push it and some days we say that’s a wrap. On a scale of one to a million, it was a much better than yesterday with a middle of the road score. Days like these I reflect on how far we’ve come and know that tomorrow we will keep growing. Today is the day for victory in your world. Know that you can do amazing things if you put your mind to 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.