The rollercoaster was a’winding and a’twisting all day long. Owen was on edge for most of the day, wanting me to sit, or help him with something constantly. I have seen a huge amount of growth in him over the last few weeks, both in size and maturity but it also has set him back on a few of his skills too. That seems to be how it goes. It’s like those unneeded skills for the moment get put on a shelf and he comes back to them when he can process them with everything else he is learning and doing. We are working on manners and what to say when his body makes noises. He doesn’t understand that some bodily functions should be done in private or what you should say if something happens. He also has a hard time knowing when to use his name instead of saying me or you. He burped and he said, “excuse you excuse me” to cover all his bases. He then started fake sneezing so he could run to me and say, “bless you God bless you God bless me excuse me”, still not knowing for sure what to say but I’m thrilled he is making the connections now. He is all about the languages right now. Siri and he are becoming fast friends. He asks her to translate everything he can think of into every language he can think of. He found Dutch and Arabic today and wanted to hear Arabic over and over again. I said to him in my rusty Spanish, “hola que paso”. He said, “that’s hello in spinach”. He is starting to say more words in other languages as well and I can tell he is going to keep me on my toes. I rejoice the victories through tired eyes after it took him over two hours to fall asleep tonight. Find your motivation, dream big, and know that you can do it. 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.