27 May 2008
Woodjums McOnion Pumpkin Update
J (aka Woodjie With Cheese) is STILL NOT TALKING. He signed "please" for a bit. Then we taught him how to sign "more." Now he has forgotten how to sign "please." He will not imitate sounds. What if he never talks? Should I do the "mommy voice" for J wherever I go? You know, the high sing-songy one that people do for their toddlers that make you sick? "OH, myyyy name is J, and I don't talk yet, do I?" (ok, barf. I don't think I could do that even if everyone suggested it.) As he ages, should I go out with a stopwatch and time how long it takes people to figure out that J doesn't talk? What if he never talks? How do you teach people to "sound out the words" when they read if they never make the sounds?