If you know anything about me – you will know how worried I was about V not talking. Understanding everything – but not talking.
Until a few months ago, of course… When he started talking ‘properly’.
He started talking and now we can’t stop him!
I am one proud mama. Not only is my child able to express himself and make his needs known, but his understanding amazes me. Every day.
Of course there are times when I wish I could just point the remote control at him and ‘switch him off’!
He has come such a long way in a relatively short amount of time.
So maybe you’ll understand my dismay when I received his report card last week (yes, another bloody report card)…
Speaks clearly – Just beginning
Can use recognisable words – Sometimes
Carries on simple conversation – Not yet
Not everything he says is clear, that’s true. But most of his words are recognisable. Aren’t they? And of course he can carry on a simple conversation.
To be honest, I kind of dismissed the report. Obviously his teachers don’t know him as well as I do. (Bloody hell… I’m turning into one of *those* parents faster than I thought!!)
We arrived in Dubai two days ago.
And everytime V says something, one or both of my parents say, ‘What did he say?’ And I have to translate.
My mum is always looking for something to be wrong. Last year she thought he may be autistic. This year she suggested we go to a speech therapist. *eye roll*
What the hell is wrong with people? Can’t they understand him? He’s not speaking another language, for God’s sake.
Am I going to have to interpret everything for everyone for the next two weeks?