The three in the morning wake-up call came calling and I think my eyes were still twitching from the day before. This one was a little different though. Owen was yelling from his bed to me. I’m still trying to figure it out. Generally, he comes to me to tell me he is going back to the “blue bed”. I always tell him he was in the blue bed so maybe he made the connection last night. He however did not go back to sleep. I got up to go to the bathroom and he was already coming around the corner to get his tablet. And then he may have asked for grandma a time or ten. I told him it was going to be several hours before we went. He took his tablet and went back to his bed. He stayed there for about an hour and then came to me to tell me “Owen not in the blue bed”. And I was supposed to “sit in the white bed”. I explained that he could come to sit in bed with me or go back to his bed. He replied that he wanted milk and then from there the food didn’t stop flowing today. He was pretty calm all day except for being very concerned about what we were wearing and his schedule for the next week. I wish I could figure a way to relate his days to his circumstances. He will see his teacher in a few weeks. I showed him his schedule and explained the days but he still screams no when I tell him he will see her soon. He thrives in routine and schedule and every single break in his routine is hard on him. I took him to spend his day with grandma and he was very happy. He played outside with the neighbors on their swing set and then their balance bike and scooter. He had a lot of fun with them. When we came home he was calm for most of the night. I gave him some grape juice and I was shocked when he dribbled a little down his chin and he grabbed it right below his shirt collar to wipe his mouth. It is always wonderful to see him do these actions. It makes my heart sing when he does something so effortlessly and with a purpose. He was singing all the Humpty Dumpty versions he could find and if he wasn’t sure of the version he was humming away with it. I think he is making the connection to what language they are in. He is getting some of them right and the ones he isn’t are new ones that he is learning. As soon as he finds a new one he is asking me to look up other songs with him. When it was bath time his words again impressed me, feeling like he was figuring out how to use my words and turn them into his. He usually tells me the opposite of what he means. He will say “it’s too hot” but he means that he wants it hotter. I have been working with him on how to tell me he wants the temperature. He said, “hotter please mommy feel it needs to be hotter please make it hotter”. I tell him that I felt it and it was hot or if I could make it hotter. I love these connections and I love these days that he feels happy. Find your inspiration and walk through the walls to your victory. 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.