Buzz is at the stage of his speech delay where he mimics everything we say. And I do mean everything, right down to mannerisms. If someone laughs at the end of their sentence, he’ll let out a little laugh as well.
“How are you Buzz?”, you could ask him.
His reply, “How are you Buzz?”.
It’s a vicious circle, really. Not an answer, but it’s more. He still won’t say if he’s good or not feeling well and there’s no simple yes or no answers. Though what he can articulate is progress. I think.
While I appreciate the fact that he’s trying, that his vocabulary is, at the very least, improving, it’s also more than a little frustrating. Especially when I’m flailing at making an already ineffective point, correct possibly typical, if excessive, rambunctious behavior, and it never sinks in. Reprimanding is already difficult, only magnified when he’s so focused on echoing every syllable and action I execute.
“This is bad, Buzz”, I scold.
“This is bad, Buzz”, he repeats.
“Why do you keep doing that?”, I continue.
“Why do you keep doing that?”, he continues as well.