Friday, October 04, 2013

it's not too late... yet

The Little Guy isn't speaking yet and his pediatrician had some concerns so we're getting him evaluated to see if he needs some speech therapy.  The lady who came to do our intake visit said we really should be signing with him.   Parenting FAIL right there, since Baby Girl rocked out the signs at a very early age.  I guess that's the difference between paying the equivalent of a second mortgage to awesome daycare providers and trying to do it yourself!  

Anyway,  we remember what the signs are for "food" "eat" "milk" and "all done" are, so that's what we're working on.   I'm repeating the words and doing the signs over and over again in front of the Little Guy and he is giving me the strangest looks.   He isn't even laughing at it, doesn't think it's a game,  he just seems to think I am the biggest fool to walk the earth.   He may have a point there,  I do look like an idiot signing "milk" over and over again - play the video to see why:

Oh, the things we do for our children.   

He has his assessment on the 29th to see if he qualifies for EI.   He needs to have about a 30% delay to qualify,  but at his intake they seemed to think he would definitely qualify.   What a ride to get this kid to talk, I'm sure in a few years he won't shut up!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read something somewhere that we spend the first two years of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk, and the next sixteen years telling them to sit down and shut up.

It's accurate.