Progress, I Think

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.

“Exactly.”

“Exactly.”

Sigh.

Sigh.



8 Responses

  1. 1
    jesser says:

    I can see how that would get a bit … irritating. But like you say, progress is progress. Glad his vocab is getting bigger at least. And I’m sure you’ll look back someday and laugh. :)

    REPLY

    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on September 15th, 2010

    @jesser, That’s what I’m hoping.

    REPLY

  2. 2
    Kate says:

    Sigh.
    Kate’s latest post: Catch me!

    REPLY

  3. 3
    Tina says:

    Okay…well…at least you know he’s getting your message loud and clear? :)
    Best,
    Tina

    REPLY

    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on September 15th, 2010

    @Tina, If that were the case, it wouldn’t bother me as much. But no, he repeats without it sinking in what he’s repeating. It’s like I’m talking to air.

    REPLY

  4. 4
    Rudri Patel says:

    Oh, that is exasperating. My little one does that sometimes and it encourages me to be silent. She then stops trying to copy everything I say.
    Rudri Patel’s latest post: What Color is Your Circle

    REPLY

    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on September 16th, 2010

    @Rudri Patel, If only it were that easy in my case.

    REPLY

  5. 5

    I think I would go crazy if my child was doing that every day all day. To manage that on top of the stress I know you’re going through adjusting to Jedi’s diabetes and I can only imagine how much of a break you must need. ((hugs))
    Marilyn (A Lot of Loves)’s latest post: Autumn Light- Wednesday of Few Words

    REPLY

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge