Thursday, February 25, 2010

Best sentence ever....

I was playing with my 2 year old today with his barn and farm animals. He loves animals and we've been working on animal sounds a lot. His favorite seems to be the cow and the sheep. Usually I'll tell him "sheep says Bahh" or something like that to try to teach him. Then I'll ask him "can you say bahh?" And that's usually followed by him saying "bahh." Same conversation over and over...just with different animals. So today I saw him with his cow and asked him "What's a cow say?" He looked at me with his big, blue eyes and goes "Cow say mooo!" just as plain as ever! =D I've never been more excited to hear about a cow in my entire life. I think he knows he did something good by the next 5 minutes of me going "Good boy!! Cow says moo!" Lol! I'm hoping that this will be his breakthrough and he'll now see that conversations are more than just copying someone when they ask you to. Everyone keeps telling me that once he starts talking I won't be able to get him to shut up. But, what they can't seem to comprehend is how badly I want a little chatterbox. I want my son to be able to tell me all the wonderful things that go on in his mind. I want him to talk my ear off about anything his heart desires. I want to hear about who has cooties in his class and his favorite part of the day. I want to hear anything he wants to tell me. Because now I am all to aware than being verbal is not something to take for granted. It's a huge privilege to be able to have your child talk to you. So, don't ever make your child feel bad about talking because if that were to ever go away you would miss it much more than you can ever imagine.

1 comment:

  1. That is so true. After having lived with his lack of verbal communication for over two years, we will never take for granted his ability to speak nor punish him for sharing his thoughts, feelings, and wants with us. I can't wait hardly wait to have two chatter boxes at me feet asking me for one more story before bed time.