Friday, February 28, 2014

Wee Words, take 2

Pax was released from speech therapy just under a year ago, and has continued to make a lot of progress without the extra support of the specialist.  Still, though, he struggles with the S sound.

Recently, all the boys were at my parents' house while I was at the gym.  Leo and Pax were sitting at the counter, and Pax was telling Leo some story or another, with Grandma listening in.  Gently, my mom interrupted Pax at one point to say, "Pax, I couldn't really understand what you were saying just now, because you were not using your S sound."

Very calmly and evenly, Pax responded, "Dama, [Grandma], that is because I was not peaking to you.  I was peaking Ee-O. [Leo].  That is why you do not know what I am saying." (peaking = speaking, of course)

To which a very sheepish Grandma replied, "Oh."

After a LONG morning of running errands, including an overly huge trip to the grocery store, I was hungry and a little bit crabby, ready to have lunch and get Pax down for a nap.  I said to him, "Pax, what is it you told me you wanted for lunch?"  He responded, "I want you to make me some swoppy joes and macaroni and cheese."

Exasperated, I said, "Pax, lunch is not something where I make you a bunch of different things.  Lunch is very straightforward."

He looked at me and cocked his head to the side.  "If lunch was straightbackward, then,...."

...and recited, in reverse, all the things we'd done that morning.

"We'd have to go back to the grocery store and put everything back on the shelf.  Then we would go to the place to mail things.  We would go home, and I would watch A LOT OF television. [cringe!!]  Then you would take me to Grandma and Grandpa's, and then we would have to go back home again."

He looked at me, triumphant.  I looked at him, astounded by his recall.


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