Ok, I am busy returning emails and leaving comments on all the various communities I am part of. So I go to MySpace, leave my mother in law and sister in law comments on their pages. Then I go to my daughter’s page. I leave my comment and decide to take a quick look at her pictures. She is 14 and is always taking pictures of herself. I see that someone leaves her a comment. It is a boy. He likes her pictures. He is a friend of hers but I still don’t like it. I mean she is so pretty and smart. Of course boys will like her. I am just not ready for her to grow up yet. Then I really got to thinking. Am I invading her privacy by reading her comments? Is it like reading a child’s diary? I have never read my children’s journals or diaries. I want to be a responsible parent. You hear all these stories about predators online and I want to protect her. You know, just keep my eye on things. I think I raised her right and we talk about a lot of things. But I still feel that need to protect her. I wonder, can you ever really let your kids grow up?
I am sitting here at my computer and K.K.(5) said the cutest thing. The kids were taking turns on the computer and i was trying to figure what order they should all go in.
K.K. : I want to go last
Me: Why, you can go first and get it out the way.
K.K. : No thanks, I want to go last
Me: Ok, why
K.K. : If I go last I get the most time. (how smart is that?)
This little conversation got me to thinking what other cute stuff she has said.
K.K. : Can I sleep on you?
Me: No, you have to sleep in your bed like a big girl.
K.K. : But my bed is not soft, it makes my head hurt.
Me: What does that have to do with sleeping on me.
K.K. : You are so soft and fluffy I like sleeping on you.
Me: laughed until tears ran down my face
Here is another one.
Me: Don’t you feel better all nice and clean after taking your bath?
K.K. : Because dirt makes me feel all nice and warm!
Has your child said something that was so honest and funny? If so, please share your story. I would love to hear it.
Speech therapy in our home is road that we have travelled down before. Our daughter Nannah (10) had problems with others understanding her so out of frustration she would not talk at school when she started K-4. Luckily Nannah’s teacher noticed the problem and got her set up for testing for speech therapy. We were able to find out that as a result of Nannah’s numerous ear infections as a baby, she heard words differently. So of course she pronounced her words according to how she heard them. The speech therapy classes she attended totally changed Nannah. She went from a shy and self conscience child to a well rounded and very outspoken child.
We have come to find out recently that K.K. also needs speech therapy. See, K.K. does not talk around those she is not comfortable with. This includes family members that she does not see on a regular basis and her friends and teacher at school. My little princess has been this way since she has been on this earth. She has no problem speaking around her siblings and my husband and I. When she started K-4 we thought that K.K. just had to get used to be in a school type environment and she would eventually start talking. Unfortunately she did not. The issue of not talking became more of a concern when she started Kindergarten this year and still would not talk. She did take a few steps forward because she started whispering to a few classmates and her teacher. But K.K. would not talk so that she could be heard clearly. I became scared that the school would think that since she did not talk she was not learning anything. I did not want that to be the case especially since from the time she gets home until she goes to sleep she talks nonstop!! She counts and spells and even has started sounding out words so I know she is taking everything in. I came up with the idea to video tape K.K. just talking around the house with and I took it up to the school. The speech teacher watched the video and heard some problems in Kayla’s speech. It turns out that K.K. has a severe phonological speech disorder. I am glad we were able to find out what the problem is because now we can work on fixing it. I just hate the fact that school is only in session for about another month. I feel so bad because I feel I should have caught this. I just didn’t see it. As a mom I was just able to understand her even when she did not pronounce words correctly. I don’t see how I missed it. Well tonight was the beginning of homework from speech class. We worked on the K sound and she did good. I could see the pride she was feeling when I told her how good she was doing. I am so glad we have a plan of action now.