I’m counting last night as sleeping all night for Owen. It was close to five o’clock in the morning so that seems about right. The rollercoaster ride of emotions today has been very rollercoastery. He has been both calm and chaotic all at the same time. He’s needed a lot of sensory input and his volume control and any device with a volume has been nonexistent. The screaming echoes through my mind. Some of the screams were squeals for help and others were pure delight. Add in the mad screams, the confused screams, and the ones to hear me say “stop screaming” were followed by more screams for every reason. He likes to scream. And scream a lot. The eating trend continued and he talked about food all day long. He requested cereal and waffles, his pretty standard breakfast. About an hour after he finished his first breakfast the request for the second go-round came in. I asked him if he wanted one waffle or two and he said, “one waffle and one waffle so two waffles pleas. I have to say I was pretty impressed by his words. He was very clingy all day and when I was attempting to get ready for church he was all over this. He needed to make sure my outfit was the approved blue pants. My mind spins. He knew “Owen wears blue pants” but he repeated it to me numerous times. Thankfully we got on our way and it was even a few minutes early. Driving into church he said, “wanna see the fish”. Our church is near Cabela’s and he used to love going to see the fish in their huge tanks. He says the same thing every week but today he added more to it. He went on, “Easter bunny wanna see the bunny” followed quickly with “how bout Santa no Santa today he went to the pole”. He doesn’t forget a thing. He saw both the Easter bunny and Santa there, as well. We turned towards church and he was back to talking about the deer that might be in the parking lot and the blue pants everyone should be wearing. The drive home was filled with more food talk and animals. He wanted to make sure I was going to get him a cheeseburger and ten chicken nuggets. I got him a cheeseburger and then regular nuggets and spicy nuggets for me. I only got to eat one of them. He ate the rest. As soon as he ate the last one he asked me for more chicken nuggets. He ate another ten chicken fingers I made for him. He ran off to play only to come back about thirty minutes later requesting more food. I’m thankful he is eating so much and can ask me for what he wants. The afternoon went from one extreme to the next with a “swimming in the toilet” adventure that I wish we wouldn’t have. The need for sensory input continued. He loved wearing his blue glasses today. I don’t know that it really helped him from asking about blue pants but it really made him happy about them. I will call his eye doctor to see what she thinks and if she has any suggestions. Dinner came and came again. Seriously do not know where the dude is putting it away. He requested more chicken so I made more chicken. Sometimes it’s easier to not rock the already rocking boat. He stood waiting for me to finish making his dinner and he was talking to Alexa. He asked Alexa how to say “I want buffalo wings please in Arabic” and he asked me for “chocolate milk please” through his megaphone. It was in German. And I didn’t even know he knew about buffalo wings. He fell asleep quickly after what seemed like a very active day. I’m thankful he is growing and learning and loving. The dream of tomorrow can be the reality of your days. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. 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.