Monday, 10 September 2012

One o those days

Today's just been one of those days where I need to curl up into a ball.  Of course, that's not always an easy task when you have two midgets crawling all over you and wanting you to do stuff for them.  It's almost more work than actually doing work...so the profit is debatable.
Anyway, one day down, many more to come! Owen is starting preschool tomorrow.  Am a little nervous and feeling a little bit clingy.

Speech therapist mentioned today in Owen's session (we always bring Angus too) that Angus should be saying 50-100 words by now and he should be repeating me when I say words.  (he knows maybe20 words but doesn't say them and he does not repeat me when I say words). She wants to refer him to speech therapy too.  Sigh.  My heart sank.  I hate people telling me things are wrong with my kids.  I have not been worried about Angus, not like I was with Owen.  Angus at least understands me and responds to me.  I just figured he wasn't ready to talk yet.

Anyhow, I would really, reeeaaally like to know what it's like to have a kid that talks!  It makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong!

I am going to have a few GAPS legal chocolate balls and watch a good chick flick and shrug off all cares for an hour or two.

5 comments:

  1. I hate how they try and force everyone into a normal. Kids all develop at different rates. If you felt good about Angus's progress before the speech therapist said something, I wouldn't worry so much. He's not even 2 yet!! I know lots of people whose kids just take longer to start talking.

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  2. I am so sorry you are having one of those days. They are the worst. I agree with Sarah, kids all develop at different rates even in the same family (as I'm sure you know). Follow your instincts.
    I hope your week gets better. I will certainly be thinking about you.

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  3. Last year I asked one of my child development professors about my nephew who seemed to be delayed and if it was a concern. She said that it's really not a concern if they're delayed in one area of development. It's only a concern if they are delayed in multiple areas of development (such as language, social, physical milestones, etc.) for their age group. There's lots of programs to help children who are delayed which can them catch up. But really, from what I've gathered from multiple classes is that children don't all start talking at the same age, and some just take A LOT longer than others which really isn't a problem! Just keep doing what you're doing and talking to your kids. I'm sure you're a great mom and you can't beat yourself up for how they are naturally developing.

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  4. Hey, Noah hardly said a thing until he was 3 and then he started talking in perfect sentences. He was just a quiet guy. :)

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  5. I agree with what others are saying. Trust your own instincts, 'fub. You are a wonderful mom!

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