That is one thing I have learned since
dealing with speech issues back when Connor was 18 months.
Having had to re-visit that challenge with Garrin,
Let's just say it was way easier this time around.
Knowing, is everything.
While Garrin has made leaps and bounds
when it comes to his speaking,
he is facing the same ol' same ol' challenges
that Connor did.
Things that parents of kids that spoke well
and right on target, never had to think twice about.
I was one of those parents for sure with Hannah.
I definitely took speech for granted.
For Garrin, he has two siblings to deal with.
And stereotypically has to stand up for himself
against two older kids.
Keeping that thought in mind,
it is hard for us.
Bottom line is - he is speaking (to them),
but we are like "Did he just fricken say that???"
When he says something mean to them,
instead of reprimanding him,
we end up turning around and snickering.
I chalk it up to -
he has a lot of catching up to do.
Catching up and giving his brother and sister
as much sh*t as they have coming to them.
"Get, get 'way from me!"
"Get, get out uh here!"
Lately I have found myself smiling and feeling incredibly
lucky to finally be seeing some results of all of our hard
work with him.
When they don't speak, it is hard to pinpoint
what kind of little personality they are going to grow into.
I am going to go out on a limb here.
He's not going to take any crap from anyone.