Oh, another Walk down Memory Lane with Lynnette! Yay! As usual, I"m late getting to it.. Better late than never, right?
Today, I've been thinking about snapshots. Not necessarily photo snapshots, but memory snapshots. Those "moments" literally, minutes in a day, that we think we'll capture in our memories for always. Of course, on our own, our feeble minds can't remember.. Heck, I'm lucky I can remember what I ate for breakfast! So, today I'm just going to share some random "snapshot moments."
All, yes all four, of our children have/or are currently, receiving speech therapy. Sean's been at the longest, starting when he was 2 and still getting some at school. Cary got a few years between age 1 and when he "graduated" late last year. Kayleigh got about six months of speech before Seth was born and has recently started up again at the school. Seth saw speech language pathologist (SLP) for oral issues, mostly feeding due to the g-tube.
I was recently reminded of a speech therapy session when Sean was about Kayleigh's age. He was working on the /k/ (hard k as in kitten or cake or carrot) sound. The SLP put a card in front of Sean and he said the word. They were flying through the list.. "Carrot" "cat" etc. A picture similar to this appeared on a card:
And Sean very earnestly stammered out:
"cu.. cu.. cu-MUFFIN" Years later, I'm still laughing about it!
I almost re-lived that moment today! Kayleigh has this tendency to drop her first vowels. She's currently working on s blends, st, sn, sk, etc. at the beginning of a word. The SLP reminds her to "let the air out of your tire" as Kayleigh says "sssssssssssss" at the beginning of a word. "Ssssssssnow" "Sssssssssssssski" etc. So today they're using cards. And Kayleigh's truckin' along and the image below appears on the card:
And Kayleigh stammers out:
"Sssssssssssssssssss Pee Yew!" (It sounded like "spew").
Cary "graduated" from speech therapy last fall. Our wonderful SLP saw him about once a month through November due to the "instability" in our home at the time. I was grateful. I couldn't think of a specific speech therapy to share but Cary offered up a similar example for me this evening! We were going to his 1st grade "musical" performance. I was asking him where he was standing on stage so I could sit in the right area etc. Cary says, "Oh, mom, I'm not going to be singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." Uh, okay? "I"m going to be paying the glockensmock."
The WHAT? Oh, GlockenSPIEL. Of course! And you do "smock" (smack) it..
Sometimes I forget that our kids don't always perceive the world the way we do. I'm glad. What joy those "mis-perceptions" bring to my life!!