“Be with mommy” sang in my mind throughout the day. Owen slept until almost five before he came to my bed only to tell me that he was going back to the “blue bed” which he didn’t. He told me “be with mommy” as he ran to the living room to get his tablet. I immediately squashed that idea and told him he needed to go potty before he could have his tablet. He wasn’t thrilled with my suggestions but he went. When I was walking back to my room with coffee in hand I look to see Owen carrying something towards me. He handed me his Alexa and walked off. I got it for his room because we could talk to each other but he does not like that he can hear me on it. I also thought he might want to talk to it in all the languages but he doesn’t like this one because it has a screen. He was very interactive with me throughout the day. When it was time to read our book he wanted to read one that we read yesterday but I wanted him to read something different because he has it memorized. He knows so many of them that I got him new ones that he hasn’t seen before. He was watching a video of a game on YouTube that he had projected to the tv. I finally was able to locate the app on his tablet and downloaded it. I showed him the app and he was so happy. We had spent about an hour watching the video together when I finally was able to figure it out. When he started playing it on his tablet he would run to me and tell me the different things the characters would say. He made his voice sound like them. He said, “boo hoo they lost”. The game said, “it’s a tornado” and he said, “it’s a tomato”. He ate dinner and then he picked up his tablet before I could get him to wash his hands. I told him we needed to clean up first and he ran to get me a paper towel, dragging the whole roll towards as they all stayed hooked together. I was excited he thought through it though and wanted me to have a paper towel. I got a new type of tablet charger that has a magnetic connection hoping he wouldn’t keep breaking them and learn that they need charged. I’ve been showing him how to do it for the last few days and when his tablet battery went out he put it on the new charger himself without even telling me. Lots of progress for the day. He was very upset because someone was parked in front of our house and they didn’t come to visit us. He started crying and couldn’t stop. I tried to explain that they were visiting someone else but he was so upset. He cried at the window for an hour. Every time I tried to get him away from the window it would be only for a minute and he would run right back to it, yelling out to the woman that was no longer there. Sleep finally won and I was able to get him to go to bed but he cried himself to sleep in my arms. It is so hard for him to understand that we live in a very busy area and not everyone is there to see us. He has gone through this so many times before but now the huge tears falling down his cheeks are so hard for me to see. It breaks my heart how upset he gets. I’ve considered putting film over my windows but I need him to also be able to work through his emotions. I tried to stay strong for him while he was crying but now that he has fallen asleep as many tears that he cried are trickling down my face. I kept telling him they would come another day. The only way I got him to bed was to remind him that he gets to see his teacher tomorrow. I know he will be excited to see her. Then when he gets home from school we are going to the eye doctor for his yearly exam and to see about getting his lenses tinted. He will be excited to go. I’m thankful for his happy smile today and the laughter that filled my soul with joy. Know that you can accomplish your dreams if you set your mind to them. 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.