I often wonder how late Owen would sleep if the outside world didn’t wake him up. I was thankful for this morning. He slept until after five. And it was night and day from yesterday to today. There were a few little moments but I also didn’t rock the boat and the rain wasn’t loud. He woke up and started singing almost immediately. He went to his tablet but I suggested the bathroom first. It wasn’t his favorite option but he went. He asked for chips and chocolate milk. I said, how about some cereal? He ran off before he answered. I started fixing my coffee and his milk and he came back to me. This time he said, “cereal and chocolate milk.” I said how about saying please when you ask for something and he quickly said please over his shoulder. He was saying please every time he asked for something but now he rarely says please and thank you. He was funny this morning, making references to videos he was watching or telling me facts about animals he knows. He is going through a phase where he tells me what animals he is going to eat and I know he is just saying animals that he thinks are funny. He said, “eat a lizard” and then he laughed. He moved on through gorillas, crocodiles, bees, and the list kept going. “Dog says woof woof that’s an animal,” he sang out. He’s like my budding little songwriter. He will make up words or combine words he hears from numerous songs together. We were going a little later to my mom’s today but he was ready as soon as he woke up. He put his shoes on but he put them on the opposite feet. I’m not sure why he has started doing this. He says, “hold up the tongue” when he puts them on repeating the words I’ve said to him many times. Thankfully it was only misting when we left our house and he was too focused on getting to see grandma that he didn’t get upset when he ran up to her porch in the heavier rain. He had a great time there and on our way home he talked about going to church tomorrow and wanting to go to the park with grandma. We had told him we couldn’t go to the park because of the weather but he still wanted to go. He wanted to drive by the windows he likes and he said, “drive me by the windows please” so I told him I would since he said please. I then asked him if he knew why I was driving him by them and he said “because I said please.” I was excited for that victory. I’m not sure why but he pointed out all the air conditioners on the way home and I thought this feels like a new trend. I’m thankful for a good day and his laughter fills my heart. Find your inspiration and know you can do amazing things on your journey through life. 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.