So, I’m sure most parents struggle to know what their child is trying to say when they first start becoming verbal. They struggle with how to pronounce different sounds. They aren’t quite sure how to shape their mouth, younger and lips. So you often find yourself wondering “what does he mean?!” I’m sure most of you know I’m a stay at home parent. My little man is almost always with me. I’ve become the master toddler translator. Jeremy will get home from work and start playing with his best friend. A word or short phrase comes out of Seamus’ mouth and I receive a panicked glance from Jeremy. “What did he say?”
Taw Tow= Paw Patrol
Some of his language took a lot of consideration to figure out what he mean. Some words come out as clear as if you or I spoke them. I suppose it’s all about what is important. Things like milk, cookie, want help, please, and thank you are all clear as day. He’s also mastered the art of yelling MAAAAMMMM as soon as I try to go to the bathroom or wash the dishes.
I guess where I was going with this was that language is freaking hard. Seamus hoes to speech therapy once a week. Occasionally he will be seen twice. He hates it. It’s hard. She expects him to work and he knows it. Today we failed to have the patience for speech therapy and decided playing with cars and mashing some play doh into grandmas carpet (sorry!) was more important than working with Christine. As much as I want him to talk we are planning on bringing sign language back in for him. The neurologist even suggested something like a chart on the fridge with pictures of things he may need or want that he can show us. Anything to break the communication barrier in our home right now would be helpful. I’m sure it’s frustrated being in his mind. So much happening in there and he can’t tell us what is going on. Hopefully soon this starts to change.