”You can have it”, Owen says to me. It was more of a command than a question. He emphasizes the ”can” as more of a demand. I've said it to him a thousand times, telling him he could have something that he wanted at a certain time. But now he uses it when I tell him we have to do something else. He wanted his tablet before we walked to the bus stop this morning, but I told him it was time to go. This is when he pulled out the saying. He was happy to walk to the bus stop this morning; practically walking backwards the entire time. When we got to the bus stop I was talking to him, asking him different questions. He had sleep in his eyes so I was trying to wipe his face. He didn't really want me to do it. I asked him if he could do it, explaining why I wanted him to rub his eyes. He started singing, ”head shoulders mes and toes eyes and ears and mouth and nose”. I asked him if he could point to his toes. He immediately wanted me to do the motions. I started singing the song, going through all the motions, thinking about the world around us. My sweet baby O has taught me so much about the world. When the bus came around the corner Owen's face lit up. His little fists balled and he started jumping in place. I wish I could always show that much excitement for the world. Live life to the fullest. Find the excitement in the little things and make today matter. 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.