You Can Go Back to Quiet Now

For the longest time, D, didn’t really speak. I tried to be casual about it (“he’s a boy”, “he’s the youngest of three”, “his sisters talk for him”), but last year I got nervous enough about it to have him evaluated.

Eh, I shouldn’t have been so worried. Not only is he talking, he is talking back.

D: “I want a black cookie*!”

Me: “No cookies! It’s almost dinner!”

D: “I want a BLACK COOKIE!

Me: “No, D, not so close to dinner!”


Me: (spelling it out) “N. . . .O. . .NO!”

silence, then:

D: (spelling. . .something) “E. . .F. . .G. . .H. . .I. . .J. . .YES!

Clever? Yes. But, we really have to work on his spelling.

*an Oreo for those who do not know D-speak


  1. AnotherMomCreation says

    LOL! That was impressive!

  2. Trenches of Mommyhood says

    Isn’t it funny? I had Baby evaluated exactly one year ago, for the same reasons, even tho he was a boy, third child, etc.

    Now? HE NEVER SHUTS UP. NEVER. And I have to laugh that I was ever worried.

  3. Hee hee!
    My older two kids are in speech therapy – they talk up a storm but no one can understand them.

  4. Ha Ha! It’s always amazing how once they start, they just never stop!

    Our little guy picked up a fabulous expression from his Uncle Peter (childless, single, body builder guy) which he now repeats contantly:

    “I’m going to give you a beat down.”

    That should go over well at the new preschool in Sept.

  5. Ha! That’s hilarious! I was worried about my youngest for a while, and now he’s talking a storm. Most of it telling me what to do. LOL

  6. SuburbanCorrespondent says

    Hey. I want a black cookie, too.

  7. I love his spelling talents! I think my daughter spelled the same way at that age.

  8. anonymom says

    I’ll stop worrying about my toddler’s quietness and start worrying about her future sassiness.

    I can only hope she’ll be that clever and funny. That was hilarious!

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