Friday, April 25, 2008
A natural therapist
I think I have crossed the line into the world of forever being a speech therapist! Yesterday, I was watching my friend's kids for a while and Kevin was still sleeping and my older son was out. So, it was just me and a 4 and 2 year old who aren't my own. We were playing with toys and the 4 year old was pushing a car up a ramp and I instinctively said, 'up, up, up' with the correct intonation. They just kind of looked at me like I was a very bizarre person. I realized that I was doing this with everything they did. The 2 year old picked up an animal and I instinctively said the name, asked what sound it made, and talked obsessively about it. I think it is so ingrained in me that I will forever be like this. It is kind of crazy how easy it is now to just talk about everything and I can't just say 'up', I have to say, 'up, up, up' raising my voice each time. CIs haven't just changed Kevin's world, they have changed mine as well!!! It was a pretty amusing realization yesterday!