I said to Owen close your eyes. But what he did instead was to squish his eye with his fingers, pulling the top lid down over his eye, screaming, and counting to ten. How did he get those instructions when I said close your eyes. I wanted to see if he would follow my instructions, but I was met with a response I didn’t expect. I tried not to show any emotions because I didn’t want him to keep pulling at his eye. I tried to distract him, telling him he did great with his counting and asked him if he was ready for dinner. I try to work with Owen every day on life skills and educational activities, but sometimes I get tired. My mind is plagued with all the things I should be working on with him every day, but it seems like there is never enough time. What’s your name I said to him, while we were waiting at the bus stop. After many tries, he responded, “Owen I’m fine”. I moved on, letting it go. All I can think about is school being out for the summer next Friday because all he can think about is going to school every day. He’s going to summer school, but it’s only twelve days. That’s twelve days that both of us will be excited about, but it leaves a lot of open days through the rest of the summer. Routine is Owen’s calm. When he knows what his schedule is and the order things are happening it makes it easier on him for everyday circumstances. We have been home from our day for about an hour. In that amount of time, he has asked to go to school at least ten times, followed closely by “take a baff”, and “crackers pwease”, even though he knows he takes a bath after dinner and there were veggie straws on his plate. He works it all through his mind, processing it as he can. Good news potty training is going amazing and I’m thinking positive about the summer ahead of us. The journey of life is ever-changing. Take one day at a time and live life forward. 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.