Owen has been really happy the last few days and I can tell it has a lot to do with his routine being a little more consistent. He struggles with emotions when his day-to-day routine is interrupted for any reason. And it seems lately it is one interruption after another. Before we even got out of bed this morning he told me to sit, however, he is learning. He first told me “good morning mommy” and then he told me to sit. He had about twenty minutes before we had to go to the bus stop. He didn’t exactly want to get ready but he really wanted to go to school and get on that bus. I think it’s all part of the process and he doesn’t always know how to explain his emotions or feelings. When we got to the bus stop he was so animated. He wanted to hear all of the animal sounds he could think of and asked for words in every language Siri would translate into. He reminds me of one of the impressionists that can mimic someone’s accent the way he will make the animal noises or like the clicks from the turn signal of cars he is in. I’m always amazed at how accurate he sounds. Between that and being able to repeat word for word what Alexa or Siri have said. Plus he can do it in numerous languages. When he got home from school it had been raining. We were supposed to go to the park with our friends but it was too wet. He asked me about it immediately when he got off the bus and I told him why we couldn’t go but fortunately, he handled it really well. The dude is definitely on a growth spurt because he didn’t stop eating from the minute he got home until almost bedtime. Every time I would sit down he would ask me for something else. He had snacks after snacks and he ate a huge dinner. He listened well when I told him it was bedtime and off we went to get ready. His smile was bright today. He helped me find different objects around the house. I’m trying to give him more directions and thankfully tonight he did great. I’m thankful for his bold laugh. Be bold, be beautiful, be 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.