Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Facing the Facts
In other news, my daughter started speech therapy sessions and I am so excited about that. Its a hard thing to admit your toddler needs help in that category. I hear other toddlers just yap away and it makes me feel pretty much a failure when I'm around other kids. I do have a girlfriend who was pregnant the same time as I was and she has a similar struggle with her little boy. I made the joke with her that maybe they communicated via womb teleconferencing they would be a handful when it comes to speech. Okay, in all seriousness, it is a struggle for me to not hear my daughter say Mommy. She can say Daddy just fine, but I get mostly cries and whines when she wants something from me. I wish you knew just how much it tears me up inside to even admit all of this. However, this is my blog about mommy truth and if you have ever watched Stewie say Mommy a billion times and run away then honestly that is what I secretly crave. It's hard to face the facts and the speech therapist did say it had nothing to do with me, but sometimes it can't be helped. I think as parents we beat ourselves up over things and this is my struggle. If you are reading this and your child is not performing at the level they should then you are not alone. The assistance that my girlfriend and I are receiving is on a state level and we both have the same program even though we are in different states. It is called Infants and Toddlers and I encourage you to not wait if you suspect your child is not yapping clearly enough.