Thats My Girl!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
At two years old, Evie’s receptive (understood) language is above average. However, her verbal communication is delayed.
Her speech therapist assured me that there is nothing wrong with her that isnt entirely my fault.
Strangely reassuring:-)
Basically we were told that we’ve made her environment too easy for her and she hasn’t had to try. I mean think about it. With four older siblings anticipating her every need, why bother talking?
We’ve been working hard getting her to attempt sounds. She’s very capible of getting whatever she wants. Now we just have to get her to ask for it!

Working with her precious therapist “Miss Sarah”
I love seeing what words are important enough that she’s willing to attempt.

“Mama” – because, of course, that is EVERY child first word (and I wouldnt admit if “Dada” were hers:-)
“Bow” – I think its adorable that she asks for her accessories. Such a girl!
“quack” – she loves to watch the ducks on our lake
“All done” – as she shoves a plate of spaghetti on the floor
We’re coming around.
But, imagine my elation at what played out this afternoon!
I was pulling out the SAMS sized bag of Nestlee simi sweet morsels from their hiding place above the refrigerator (shhhh…dont tell my kids where they live) and to my delight, Evie (who is also sworn to secrecy) exclaimed;
Clearly she is her mother’s daughter. Of COURSE this word ranked on her list of vocab necessities!

  • The Carter's says:

    She’s a smart girl!

    “Mama,” “bow,” and “chocolate.” What else does a girl need? 🙂

  • Abigail says:

    Too cute what she chooses to say! Good luck with getting her to talk more instead of just automatically know what she wants! We’re working on the same thing with our 3 yr old for some things.

  • daysease says:

    OH, we are so alike!! I have to hide mine, too!!! hahahahah!! Really.

    So glad to hear that you are seeing progress. We had a similar thing with one of our kids. It was partially due to being one of several children, and partially because of learning two languages at the same time. I had to understand that on my own, which was a rather interesting and trying lesson for me. But thank the Lord for His continuing faithfulness, and the wisdom that He gives us as we follow after Him. Blessings to you all. I am blessed to hear of how our precious Lord is working in and through you…


  • Lara says:

    I’ve heard that the youngest of several usually doesn’t talk much for that reason — all your older sibs dote on you — why put forth an effort? There will be a day when you have all 5 talking at you at once — you’ll wish for earplugs!

  • Lacey says:

    Aww a girl after my own heart!

  • Jennifer says:

    Too cute! I am glad she is making progress. Chocolate is a very large word compared to “mama” and “bow” so way to go Evie!

  • Josie says:

    Sooo cute. Of corse…little pampered Evie would know how to say chocolate!
    Miss you sis. give all your little ones hugs from aunt jo.

  • Anonymous says:

    So proud of that little sweetie!!

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