Owen heard my alarm going off and he immediately started humming, almost singing the tune. Then it turned into my budding little songwriter singing words to the tune of the alarm. It’s a melody on my phone. I set alarms and timers for reminders throughout our day. He generally wants them off but today he started singing, “snow-ooooo-oooooing it’s snow-ooooo-oooooing pretty” and ran off singing about snow. Music is a big part of our lives. I try to expose him to all genres of music and we have several instruments he plays with. He came to me guzzling the last of the milk in his glass, then handing it to me saying, “sit down more milk pwease”. He wanted more milk, but he also wanted calm in his world. Me sitting keeps our day calmer, especially on days that he has more anxiety and needs his ducks in a row. I got up to get his breakfast, leaving my heating pad that has a back massager on. I returned with him in my spot curled up against the pad. He moved from it, going to get his book. I put it back across my legs. A few minutes later here he was again. He put his feet across my legs, under the pad. Within seconds the only thing that was left on me was the cord stretching across my legs. I work on different massage techniques with him. Using things like joint compressions and feet rubs to help relieve some of the stresses in his body. When he was younger he would ask for “piggy market” or grab my hands placing them on his feet when he couldn’t explain what he wanted. He associated the nursery rhyme and actions with the feet rubs. That connection helped us through many nights when he wanted relief from his body. I’m thankful for the little things that are truly the hugest moments. Owen walked up to me, gave me a hug around my waist, and said, “need a hug”. There is someone out there that needs your love, hugs, and support. Make today amazing. 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.