Thursday, August 27, 2009

Where to start? Firstly I can't believe I haven't mentioned your virtual addiction to race cars! "V8 Supercars?" or "Formula 1?" can be heard several times a day from your mouth. Although not obsessed where you MUST have a car in your hand, you do often carry around several cars at a time.

I feel like a mean mum at times at the moment. You've had the cold and gotten over it quickly. Jude has now come down with it pretty badly so on top of his already demanding nature, he wants more attention which means I cannot spend time with you. You also seem to have moments in your language skills and as I know you can understand what I am saying, when you don't do as I ask, its rather agravating. Your conversational skills are getting there very gradually. You will listen to a question and answer yes or no to the best of your knowledge. Spontaneous language and comments are comming along too but not in a conversational way. We are focussing on getting you to pronounce words clearly with the thought that this might increase your confidence. You still do wail and grunt a lot which does not help us to help you.

Friday, August 7, 2009

So many things are changing and you are growing up. You are now pretty much toilet trained ( for wees) during the day. It has taken about 2 or 3 months but we are there now. You will take yourself off to the toilet if you need to and even put the toilet seat up! You haven't had an accident in about a week and that one was only because you were strapped into your car seat and we'd been driving for about an hour and a half.

What else? You know a lot to the Cars movie off by heart. You will say "I love you" back to me when I say it to you which after you saying 'Mummy" ( which happened the Friday before Mothers Day 2008) was my next wish in your speach progression. You even gave me a gift today of a starflake ornament Jude was playing with by saying "For Mummy!" and you put it up to my chest like a necklace. You are imagining lots and I can only wonder what is going on inside your head.