Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Example ~ We’ve taught Jake to respond by saying “Maybe next time, Mommy” when he has asked for something and been told that he may not have it. Well, he turned those words around on me the other day when I asked him for a bite of his banana. Hearing my request he paused, turning his compassionate face to mine he replied “Maybe next time, Mommy. Maybe next time I will give you a bite.” Fair enough.
Example ~ When Jake is struggling to pronounce a particular word, I have found it helpful for him to look closely at my lips while I say the word. So to prompt this, I’ll occasionally say to him while we’re talking “Look at my lips, Jake” and then repeat the word. Yesterday while driving home, I couldn’t figure out what Jake was asking me, and I was forced to ask him several times to repeat what he was saying. In a huff of frustration he figured he would try something else and blurted out “Look at my lips, Mommy!” before repeating his question. The cleverness and creativity of children never ceases to amaze me.