Sometimes one moment of your day makes you look back, take a big breath, and say thank you God for all you have done for me. Owen woke ready for school. He also woke ready to tell me he was going to pull my hair but didn’t. He says it in a matter of fact way because we’ve discussed it so many times. It’s the confirmation he isn’t going to do it by telling me he is going to pull it. He will also say, “stop pulling my hair” even though he is not pulling my hair or someone is not pulling his hair. He does this with phrases he is trying to process or relate to. He can also recite word for word commercials, videos, or songs that he listens to. Add in that he can also do it in numerous languages. He stood near the air vent and said, “winter is hot summer is cold”. He went on to talk about fall and spring and how fall will be hot and spring will be cold. This is where I have to follow exactly what he is talking about in the moment. Because he was standing near the air vent I knew he meant the air that comes from the vents during each of the seasons. We had the same conversation for days and days and days when winter turned to spring and the cold air was coming from the vents. In winter he loved sitting on the vents much to my dismay so he was not happy when cool air started coming out instead. When he came home from school he was happy when he got off the bus and then he heard the birds. “Birds make noise”, he said, “turn them off” he continued. I told him that I couldn’t turn them off they were the baby birds that lived on our roof. He walked up the steps talking about all the other outside noises including that the “stop sign make noise”. He goes through spurts where the noises bother him and other times he doesn’t pay any attention to them at all. He doesn’t like headphones or anything on his ears. Plus any noises that he does want to hear he will turn up so loud I can’t even imagine. Once we got inside the outside world didn’t bother him even though we could still hear it. He moved on to watching videos about the apps he likes to play. He ate a big dinner and requested more. He wasn’t ready for bath time even though he asked Alexa for thirty minutes to say “I want a bath please in Russian” changing the languages every few times. I’m thankful he had a good night. After his bath, he ran to play his keyboard for a few minutes. I told him to go get in bed and he said, “good night piano good night Alexa stop” and off he ran to bed. Today is a moment in time but tomorrow the possibilities are endless. 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.