Today's Wish: May you always find the words for what you wish to express.
Today's Paper : Crane - From an old calendar with the quote "When the thoughts we think are the same as the words we speak, others will feel our integrity.
The speech bubbles (empty, ready for the little one to fill) are from the same calendar.
Cranes to date: 36
We've been thinking a lot about language and speech, or lack there-of in this house for a while now. The little one hasn't found her words yet. She can communicate so very well and is certainly vocal and expressive, but can't seem to form words.
With a background in applied linguistics (and language acquisition) for the last year I've listened to her with concern. At the same time, I've also listened to well meaning friends and family assure me that she was just a late talker, that at one point it was all going to tumble out. We've tried different methods to encourage language, but it just isn't happening. I'm now going with my gut and after I get back from Japan, she will start with a speech therapist.
I know the words will come, but we may just have to take a longer road to get there. And I must say, I'm really looking forward to hearing what she has to say.