Saturday, April 26, 2008

The benefits of speech therapy

J-man is blossoming in speech therapy. He's having a great time and learning oodles of things that just make my heart swell.

Last night, just before bed, he came to me and jabbered away. Sometimes, if I'm doing something and he's not putting space between his words and talking fast, I just. don't. understand. I don't care how many times he repeats it.

Last night was one of those nights. He had something important to say --

I'm not going to quote him exactly ... because it would be impossible. I also wish I could quote him phonetically.

I present to you -- a benefit of speech therapy.

"Let's play rock, paper, scissors. The winner gets to stay up."

The art of the bargain. And, he wanted to play me!!
I did not even risk losing. He went to bed.

7 comments:

Monkey Giggles said...

My kids try that rock paper thingy too. It never works!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Can't blame him for trying. Glad to hear speech therapy is going so well!

A&EMom said...

We get to try out a little speech therapy soon, too! E will love the attention :)

Our Peculiar Life said...

AWWWW that's great!!! Kaedra just learned how to play that, but she can't say it yet!! She just starts signing the rock over and over! Maybe Jman can teach her. :-)

jugglingpaynes said...

I don't know, I like that idea.
I would lose on purpose. ;oD

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

Melanie said...

That is so funny. At least he tried though ;)

Just a question- At what age did you start to realize he might need speech?

dakotablueeyes said...

my son is in speech therapy and its helping him so much. I'm doing the Stop by on Saturday meme from my blog. Have a good weekend.