Besides being exhausted beyond belief today was a pretty good day. Owen was awake by one o’clock in the morning. I told him he had a choice. He could go back to bed or he could have his tablet. But if he chose his tablet that he wouldn’t go see grandma today. I kept telling him it was his choice. Secretly I was hoping he would choose his tablet because he wasn’t going to grandma’s house since she had other plans but at one o’clock in the morning, I didn’t want him dwelling on it. I knew he would be upset when he wasn’t going to see her but I was hoping that our tiredness would be the excuse and not that it was already what was happening. By seven in the morning, one of us drank a lot of coffee and one of us ate a lot of food. We had a busy day for not leaving the house. I showed him the Spider-Man onesie I ordered him. He always tells his dentist he has Spider-Man teeth and he loves watching videos of people acting like Spider-Man. As soon as he saw it he said “put it on” and I helped him zip it up. He really didn’t want to wear the hood but he loved the onesie. I thought he might like it because he loves blankets and his body sock. He went to the bathroom numerous times and took off the onesie by himself. He needed help getting it back on and came to me numerous times trying to get it back on. I am counting that as a huge success. I’m trying to find ways that I can help him through needing to see the world in blue pants I ordered blue lens colored glasses. He immediately took to them as well, quickly giving me his glasses in exchange for the blue ones. He ran to the refrigerator to look at himself in the reflection of the silver door, lifting them up and down on his face. He then ran to the bathroom to do the same thing. He took off to the couch, sitting there looking at his tablet through the blue lenses. This isn’t a fix for him wanting everyone in blue pants but if it can help detour the tears and his emotions until I can help him through this I’m all for it. He wore them off and on throughout the day. If he wants to wear them tomorrow I will call his eye doctor to make sure this won’t be a problem for his eyes. And as time goes on maybe we can get a clip with blue shading for his regular glasses if it really helps. He was playing with his tablet watching an alphabet video and he showed me the screen with a letter and a saw ladybug. I thought it was an L for ladybug but he corrected me by saying, “I for insects”. It was an uppercase I but I thought it was a lowercase L. I always am amazed when he talks to me about what he sees. He ate all day it seems and we had tortellini for lunch. I thought I would see if he liked it but figured I would be eating it for my lunch. He loved it. I only ate a couple of them and he ate the rest. He even ate the spinach and peppers that were mixed in. It was a huge victory for vegetables. My sweet baby O was thinking through everything. He said, “go to church” always talking about the days ahead in his routine, and I said, “tomorrow if you sleep tonight”. He said, “grandma Saturday”. And I said, “why didn’t you see grandma today?” He said, “made a choice”. He kept saying “made a choice made a choice”. I love that he is thinking that through what I told him about us making choices. And I’m glad I thought of it at one o’clock in the morning to say he could do one or the other knowing there was no way he was going back to sleep. As long as the day was it was a great day to see the blue world at its finest. I’m thankful for so many positive moments in our very exhausting day. The mission of the day is finding the journey that works for you. 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.