We started our party at two in the morning with Owen wanting to go to grandma’s house. I think he had his days confused even though he woke up knowing it was Friday. I convinced him to go back to his bedroom but he was up numerous times and he was ready for chocolate milk and cereal by four in the morning. I put something in the trash and immediately he said, “pop a ball” as the lid raised on the trash can. It seems like it has been a few months since he popped his ball and I threw it in the trash but he absolutely never forgets a thing and reminds me of his ball often. We have a hippo statue on our stairs leading up to the house. When he was little I would always say “tell the hippo hi” or “say hi to the hippo.” The last few days he has been saying “hi” to the hippo. He got something on his tablet and he ran to get the paper towels. The line of paper towels was across the room before I could even think what was happening. I’m not sure what he thought he spilled on his tablet though since he had no liquid at the time but at least he was thinking through to clean it. At this point, he requested “three waffles please”, “white cheese” and cereal. He then asked for “more white cheese please”. I am thankful he is a good eater. And I love that he is asking for what he wants. He asks for “orange cheese” or “white cheese”. The white cheese he occasionally will say “cranberries” because it’s white cheddar with cranberries in it. He ate a huge lunch and several snacks. For some reason when I ask him a question now his new response is “grapes”. He came to me this morning, took my hands, and started singing as I do with him. I will take his hand sometimes to help him keep the beat. He sang a little bit of a song and then did his scales for me. He was so excited and initiated it all. I am waiting to hear back from the music therapist sometime next week to see if she has any openings otherwise I will get him into some other lessons. He is also learning to play numerous instruments. I think the harmonica is probably his favorite instrument but there are several others that he loves to play as well. I was putting some clothes up and I hear this noise. He took his laptop into the bathroom. I’m thankful he went to the bathroom and I guess he didn’t break the rule about taking his tablet in there since it was his laptop. I wanted him to pay more attention when he went to the bathroom so I made a new rule for him not to take his tablet in there but so far this means toilet paper and paper towels seem to go in all the directions and all the rooms. He was listening to the Small Potatoes Christmas and asked when he could see Santa and told me Santa is bringing him cheese and a purple hippo. I guess we could have Christmas in July. “Dry hands,” he yelled “now I got dry hands I washed them.” Some of this I think was inspired by the Small Potatoes he was listening to and me telling him he needs to wash his hands when he goes to the bathroom. He pulled up the video after I told him I should give him a haircut. We had pimento cheese sandwiches for dinner. Well, I was having one and offered him a bite so I made more. I am thankful he eats a wide variety of foods. He fell asleep on the couch a few minutes before his bath time. I was going to let him stay asleep but I didn’t want him to roll off the couch and he needed to go to the bathroom. He was then asleep in his bed in a matter of seconds. I’m praying he sleeps all night but I know he is very much looking forward to his day with grandma. I’m thankful for a great day with my sweet baby O. There were only a few moments in this very long day that was hard for him, for me. There is a moment in time for you to shine and this is your time. 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.