i had a new experience.
i took calli, who will turn 3 next month,
the instructions for campbell and i,
were to sit there and be quiet, to not help calli answer any questions.
not to "re-phrase" some questions,
i ask her to show me things, or point to things, if i cannot
these things all being helpful for me, but not for her learning to speak.
it was a sad time of reflection for me to sit there and watch.
while calli is very advanced, on the 3 year old spectrum, in a lot of areas,
and it was so hard to see her "thinking"
trying to put together what this woman was asking her to do.
she really did great...
but did start to cry at the end, with 3 words to go.
i learned she does not put "ing" on the ends of words.
and that she does not use plurals. at all.
it was hard because i sat there and thought about my time with her.
and realized again, that i can not do it all.
all this to say,
she will be getting speech therapy at the elementary school,
so...i pray for her. and i pray for me. :)
that she can still be a kid.
and learn to talk more clearly. :)
i am a bit behind, on all in my life.