March 11, 2004


For months I have looked forward to Aidie speaking normally. Now that his vocabulary and grammar have increased substantially over the last few weeks, I kind of miss way things used to be.

We are no longer confined to repetitive two-syllable outbursts. Multi-syllable words and phrases are a bit easier to understand. Even when he slurs the distinct consonants, there is more context with which to work in figuring out exactly what he is saying.

Soon he will be using full sentences - at least as much as any child uses full sentences - and hopeful more than most teenagers do, when speech regresses to a series of grunts. I suppose every parent (at least of certain social classes) envisions that their child will grow in eloquence and rise above this tendency and peer pressure.

For now, he actually talks so much we have to tell him to be quiet.

Posted by david at March 11, 2004 10:31 PM | TrackBack