Sunday, August 31, 2008

Apraxia news

Nea has a new speech therapy baby. Other people have therapy dogs. We’re doing it one better. OK, OK, Natalie isn’t technically an ST baby. She’s not certified or anything. But Nea said, “Ma turn! Ma turn!” when she wanted to hold Natalie at the park last week, and that’s enough qualification for me. Nea’s second spontaneous two-word phrase ever.

In the meantime, I’ve been trying to make a list of the good things about having an apraxic child. You know, the silver lining. So far it’s a little short. Maybe someone can chime in.

  1. You don’t get ratted out by your kid when she gets an extra cookie or when you tell someone a little white lie.
  2. Your kids don’t endlessly go around with “did not” “did, too” “did not” “did, too” “did not” “did, too.”
  3. Blissfully quiet house when Boo is at school.

1 comment:

Tish said...

4. Good practice for when both kids are surly teenagers and won't talk to you because you are so like uncool.