Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Speekings of a child?

All to often I forget the my little girl is getting older. I think part of the reason is because she doesn't talk. She just seems younger than she is. This weekend she got to spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa. When she came home she seemed a little standoffish, (is that the correct spelling???). Grandma and Grandpa came over a little after she came home and she didn't want anything to do with me. WOW...that is different, normally she is glued to my hip. Finally after about 3 days of her showing me that she didn't appreciate me going away for a night, she warmed up to me again. On Sunday we were playing and at a one special moment I looked into her eyes and saw that she is growing up. She isn't a baby anymore. She has likes and dislikes. It is harder to tell what they are because she can't talk yet, but she still has them. I decided that we need a better communication system...somehow I need to know what she wants, likes, doesn't want.....

I know, all of you speech pathologists would tell me to have pictures or signs....that just doesn't work very well in my home. We are spontaneous, on the go, always have things going on - we don't always know the sign or have a picture handy....I wish there was a magical device that could read my little M's thoughts and speak them....

OH, the wonderful world of special needs. It is forever adventurous.

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to thank you. I have started a little blog for my daughter who is now 5 and was born with a rare chromosome deletion. I have been going through so many blogs looking for a "non-political," real, blog. Thank you for sharing. And I cried too when I read your post about the bus, I've been there too!

    Thank You!!!


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