Thursday, July 29, 2010
Destructo-boy won't talk, or can't, not really sure which. Maybe he just isn't being given enough impetus to need to talk since pointing and going 'uh, uh!' seems to be working just fine. Well, it works fine for him at least, I for one am getting heartily tired of it. It just gets so frustrating, I know he wants something but he won't say what it is that he wants, we have to play an elaborate game of Charades to figure out his wants and needs half the time.
He is going to be two in October so he should have started saying some words by now, and we know he is capable of speech as he occasionally will let loose a single word never to be spoken again, no matter how much he is prompted. Unfortunately if my history is anything to go by we may be in for a bit of a wait before he start to talk to us. Apparently I was almost 3 before I started to talk, I also did the grunting and pointing thing for quite awhile myself (sorry Momster!). That said, once I started talking it was in full and complete sentences, my first being "Jennifer get in the backseat of the car!" (apparently my cousin really didn't want to sit in the back and both my aunt and the Momster were instructing her to do so when I piped in).
Lil' Miss tries to help translate his grunting, maybe another reason he really doesn't make much of an effort at human speech. Oh, and the topper was this morning, his talking dog toy, Scout, (which we normally lurve by the way) was singing some stupid song and sang 'dog', so what did the boy do, he said 'dog' back to the damn toy, clear as a bell. He talks to the bloody damn dog toy but won't talk to me! Do you begin to sense my frustration level here!!! All I can do is hope that he starts talking soon, I mean, he'll be talking by the time he needs to start preschool, right?! Right?