Thursday, March 6, 2014

From bad mood to good

Today I want to talk about Lynlee's speech. It's so frustrating for all of us to have a child with a huge speech delay. Now don't get me wrong. We are so thankful for Lynlee, how far she has came, and all the progress she has made etc, etc, etc.... I haven't forgotten about that but some days it's hard to remember that.

 I can't ask her a simple question like how was your day. I have to say things like was your day good or bad. The open ended questions like what did you do today are usually too much for her. She can tell me by acting out if she colored, she can say nap but she usually can't tell me what she had for lunch or anything like that. It stinks.. There are days when I'm frustrated with it. I just want her to talk so badly and it be so easy for her. But it's not. It's very hard for her. She even gets frustrated occasionally but in general does very well getting her needs and wants met by the little words she does have.

So we ordered a special CD that she has been using in Speech. If we are in the car she will occasionally sing/hum along but I can never understand her. So today when I put in the CD and she was singing the words with it I was crying like a baby. I knew she did some of it in speech but just to hear driving down the road was all I needed to today. My bad mood instantly lifted to good and all is okay in our world..

Keep Singing Lynlee!

1 comment:

  1. Yay Lynlee! So proud of her (and of you guys) when I hear about the progress she has made. :-D