Calm, with a side of moodiness, but calm is how I would describe the last few days for Owen. He seems to be maturing with some aspects the last few days. And generally, this means throwing other random skills out the window. We actually slept a little later. Albeit after we woke several times to discuss that we were sleeping later but nonetheless, we slept. He’s getting much better about conversation in the morning. He talks about the steps he needs to take, like going to the bathroom, but he also talks to me. He asked me for a hug before he got out of bed. Then he told me he was “going potty first”. He did not but hey it was on his mind. His bladder doesn’t control his world yet as mine does. When we got ready for church he listened pretty well. He got a little anxious about the color of our pants but he moved on from it. He hardly told me many directions in the car but he was ready to get there. He walked with me to his classroom and off I went to the service. When I picked him up they said he was very calm and almost sleepy. He asked for chicken nuggets and off we went. He was calm for me while we waited in the drive-thru. And no yelling all the way home. It felt like a victory. He ate all of his lunch when we got home and then he sat with me on the couch playing on his tablet. He was showing me different videos and he said, “you’re eating grass”. I didn’t know where this came from. I told him I wasn’t eating grass or anything right at the moment. “Eat the grass”, he continued, “but don’t eat the ladybugs”. I have to guess maybe this is from a book or video about nature he has watched. He spent a long time having conversations with Alexa today, asking her to say everything he could think of in Arabic, the go-to language right now, and animal sounds. When he finished his dinner I had him help me sweep. This did not go over well but I’m trying to work on those life skills. When it was time for his bath he wanted me to set the timer. He said, “bath in two minutes and forty-five seconds”. I set the timer since he was so specific and it was shorter than the ten minutes I was going to give him, which ended up being fifteen anyways. He fell asleep quickly and I was thankful for a pretty calm day. He was ready for riding the bus and seeing his teacher tomorrow. Rejoice in your victories no matter what the size because they truly matter. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.