Monday, March 26, 2012

This might be silly

Or - maybe it's just mama talk...

But I am convinced that as this little man grows, he will be a very gifted communicator.

If you know Monkey and if you've ever had the opportunity to talk with him, you are aware that he is often very difficult to understand.  He knows a lot of words, but has a hard time with a lot of letter sounds, and that makes life a guessing game much of the time as we have converstations.

Very rarely, however, does he get frustrated when it is obvious that people cannot understand him.  At 3 1/2 he has figured out that if someone can't understand him, he can gesture to help them figure out words - if he can't figure out how to gesture a word, he will describe an item or take you to it, or sometimes just come up with another word.

Last night, he surprised us.  He made his mama laugh and feel pride in his growing communication abilities.  The conversation went like this:

Mama, did you get wasss?
Did I get lost? No.


Did you get wass?
Buddy, I don't know, I can't understand what you're asking me.

(singing) If you like to talk to tomatoes...

OHHH.. did I get SQUASH!

Yes. Did you get wass?


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