A Force of His Own

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I have a force in my house.

Him.

Toddler

 He is 2 1/2.

He is stubborn and headstrong.

He has a routine and he likes it.

Be damned if you try and switch things up on him.

But when you do and he realizes he likes it, you get this.

Toddler

 He should be talking, yes? In full sentences and so on. Everyone else’s toddler seems to be.

He is not.

Not really.

We talked about being worried. About intervention.

Because like typical parents, we worry over every little thing. We needlessly compare him to other children.

But.

He knows his letters. He can read flash cards. He counts from 1 to 20. He knows his colors. He knows his name and how old he is. He knows many words in two languages.

And so we are holding back on intervention. We will let him be for a little while longer, let him take his time to come to that ‘language explosion’ we’ve heard so much about.

Because I know he can talk. Mixed in with his seeming unintelligible chatter, is a growing vocabulary and a smart mind. But he’s stubborn. Like his mother.

Toddler

This is a boy who sings songs with half-made up lyrics.

Who likes to park his vehicles around the house with great precision.

This is a boy who’s been sleeping in his own bed, in his own room since he was 18 months old.

Yet, at nap time, he insists I climb into the bed while he arranges his things around him just so – pillow here, blanket there – creating his own little space.

And he lies down facing me, 2 inches from my face and he slowly falls asleep.

Because this force still needs his mother. Of course.

And so he is all this and much more, the complexities of toddlerhood and soon-to-be-boyhood pushing through into our lives like raindrops on budding flowers  – welcomed, but coming to mean that things and people grow, much as we like to pause time and let them just be small.

As the days go by and my firstborn gets to be more boy and less baby, I ask myself, how much of it do I play a part in?

We, as mothers, provide a safe environment for our children to grow and be their own person.

Safe to be who they’re supposed to be.

Yes, my son is a force all of his own.

Like a river rushing down its path, wherever that may lead.

Who am I, to steer that river?

All I can do as his mother, is to gently guide him on his way.

Toddler

Do not try to steer the river. ~ Deepak Chopra

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Alison
Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).
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  • July 26, 2012 Elena

    This is such a beautiful post, Alison. I love all the monkey facts. I would agree with you on just letting him be – Lanagan was a very late talker as well, so I get the worry & want for an intervention. I love that he falls asleep for his nap face-to-face with you. Such a very precious moment.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Elena. It’s assuring to know that the late talking is not unusual. Reading so many mom blogs where their children are the same age, and reading about them talking up a storm, had me really worried!

  • July 26, 2012 KalleyC

    A wonderful post. You are so right, they grow up very fast, and you can’t control everything, except to be there to steer them along the way. As for the speech, before you know it he’ll be a chatterbox–full sentences and all.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      I know I may regret saying this but I can’t wait til he talks in full sentences 🙂

  • July 26, 2012 Kerstin

    Beautiful!

    I’m glad you’re giving him more time. Every kids is different and it’ll all fall into place (it did for us with our daughter).
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Kerstin. Yes, giving him more time seems to be the more intuitive response. I don’t want to be pushy about this. All in his own time.

  • July 26, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Camden (the 3rd little) didn’t start talking until he was 3. Everyone thought we should be more concerned, but we weren’t. And now that he started talking, he won’t stop 😉
    Your little “force” is so cute.
    xo
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Jen, you have no idea how relieved I am to read this!

  • July 26, 2012 Mark

    Oh yes, we worry so much when they are small, huh? But I got news for you, you’ll worry much more when they’re older! m.

    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Oh. Crap. You’ll be here to hold my hand though, right?

  • July 26, 2012 Natalie

    Oh I love all these photos! He is definitely a force of his own…and you are so right we are here to gently guide them 🙂
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Natalie. Gently guiding is much easier than pushing, right?

  • July 26, 2012 Jessica

    Such beautiful writing, expressing so well the agony/ecstasy that is mothering. We worry, worry, worry, and yet we *know*. Trust yourself, Alison, because the mother is ALWAYS right. You are right. He will talk when he is ready – it is not going to effect his far-away future. You will know if and when he may need any extra help. Because you are his mother. And you have the force with you (Sorry – could NOT resist the Star Wars reference, it’s who I am). xo
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you my friend, for your encouraging words. All in his own time, yes? (totally expected a Star Wars reference from someone at some point!)

  • July 26, 2012 christine

    Oh how beautiful. Just, beautiful.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, Christine.

  • July 26, 2012 AnnMarie

    I was worried about Gia. She was late to do everything. I didn’t believe in the whole language explosion except I experienced it so I know it happens. Went to bed not saying much of anything. Woke up talking up a storm. She is 30 months and it just happened. I think you are right to let him be. He obvously “gets’ language. He just might not be a verbal kind of kid. I know the worry will be there because it is what we do. I love getting a window into Monkey’s world. He is so freaking adorable!
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      He was jabbering away at 11 months so I was certain he would be an early talker, especially since he was a late walker (they say children focus on one thing at a time, yes?). He ‘talks’ all the time, except most of the time, we don’t understand what he’s saying. So. But I know, in his own time, just like the walking thing (14.5 months!).

  • July 26, 2012 Christine

    OMG he is too ridiculously cute and beautiful! My oldest was similar with regard to language. He was a little slower to speak in full sentences, etc. compared to his peers but I attribute it to the multiple language thing (we have three languages in our house). He understood everything but I think that he was just taking time to sort things out in his head. My younger son, on the other hand, hasn’t shut up since he was 18 months. Who knows why. Every kid is different, right? You know him best and like you said, you help guide him and provide him with a nurturing environment to grow up within. But no matter what, they grow up so fast – much faster than you necessarily want sometimes.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      I think with second children (and this is just what I’ve read and/ or been told) that they tend to do things faster (talk, walk etc) because they have older siblings as a guide/ example/ motivation. And yes, the taking time to sort things out in his head – I think so too. Let’s hope he comes into his own soon, before we really have to get help!

  • July 26, 2012 Carolyn

    This was a wonderful interpretation of the quote! I intended to write one a blog too, but time slipped away.
    I also think you wrote a great post showing the balance mothers have between letting it be and “helping out”. I like the use of guiding.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Carolyn. I’m still learning the balance thing – to let things be or to ‘help’. We are always questioning our decisions as mothers. It’s hard.

  • July 26, 2012 Sue

    Love this. You are wise to wait…to give him time…to not be tempted to steer the river.

    ps – How did Monkey get even more gorgeous since the last post? It *is* magical over here.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Sue. We are holding out on the steering – we know our son, he’s not easy to ‘steer’ anyway!

      (and thank you!)

  • July 26, 2012 sarah

    Truly beautiful. Yes, who are we as mamas to steer our children’s rivers? I love that take on the quote. And, your son sounds completely brilliant.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      I love when it just comes to me, you know? When I first read that quote, I blanked. Then I read your post. And I thought about our situation. And BOOM.

  • July 26, 2012 Jackie

    First off, I love the new digs.
    Secondly, everything you disclosed about your lil’ monkey leads me to believe that he’s a-okay. I have heard repeatedly that children from multi-lingual homes often have delays with expressive language. This is exactly what I thought as I read of your guy.
    2.5 such a treat (as Maeve is the same age), no longer baby but not quite the kid yet.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, Jackie, I’m loving it here too!
      And yes, I’ve read/ heard about multilingual children starting later with the talking. Fingers crossed that he’ll be talking up a storm soon!

  • July 27, 2012 Jame

    Do you think the endless, all consuming worry will ever stop? How about just abate a bit? Every single time I start to over analyze and stress myself out over what she insn’t accomplishing, I turn around and she excelling. I love being a mother but oh… just for one moment I would like to immerse myself without the worry.
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    • July 27, 2012 Alison

      You said that so well!!! Yes, exactly.

  • He will talk Alison. My first talked on time according to the books, my 2nd spoke incredibly way too early and my last took forever to talk. Three girls and so very different.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Yes, I just have to be patient!

  • July 27, 2012 Elaine A.

    That boys is SO stinkin’ cute! And if intervention is needed, you will know the right time. xoxo
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you. And I know. xo

  • July 27, 2012 Jessica

    This is beautiful and so true for where I am with N right now! It’s tough, but I’m slowly figuring out that this age is just about being able to test boundaries and figure out more of their little world on their own. It’s amazing and scary and humbling to watch this.

    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Yes it is all that. I know that underneath all the toddler-ness, is a boy waiting for the right time to come through.

  • July 27, 2012 Jessica

    It seems at every age they are a force. The only thing that changes is what they want when they force.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      You’re absolutely right.

  • July 27, 2012 Asianmommy

    Love the quote at the end–it’s a good reminder of our role as a parent.
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  • July 27, 2012 Katie E

    This is beautiful. And was very helpful to me today. My boy is a few months behind yours (he’s 19 months), but we’ve been a bit concerned that he’s not talking. I swear my oldest wasn’t talking yet at this point, but the second one was. And it’s hard to remember. Anyway, we’ve been talking a lot about if we’re doing something wrong, why he’s not talking, all that fun stuff. (And by not talking, I mean not at all. Not a single word.) I really think he’s just not ready. He understands us – that’s clear. So we’ll just wait and watch and keep talking to him. Anyway, thank you for this post – it was a good reminder for me.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      You know your son best. And if you feel he needs time, then you’re right in waiting to see. And that he understands you? I think he’s just waiting for the right time 🙂

  • July 27, 2012 Amanda

    I think it’s wonderful that you are focusing on who HE is. I have a lot of parents come in worried about their child’s language development and there is a certain amount of it that just comes down to personality.

    As a speech and language therapist, I always advise parents to make the referral, but that’s because in Canada we have waitlists longer than a year for public services. So often by the time we are ready to see them for regular intervention, the concerns have abaited.

    I think the key with boys of his age is to look for the social cues. Socialization, referencing, and self-regulation are the foundations of language development. If he uses and follows gestures, makes eye contact, checks in (visually and verbally) with you from time to time to make sure things are safe (or to see if you are noticing the mischief he is up to)… then my guess is, it won’t be long before you can’t get him to STOP talking!

    That said, if you do have questions or concerns, now or down the road, I’d be happy to offer any information or resources I have at my disposal.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Amanda, THANK YOU for this! It’s very assuring especially from someone like you, truly. I’m glad that we’re trusting our instincts then! And don’t be surprised if I send you an email taking you up on your offer for information and resources 🙂

  • July 27, 2012 angela

    This is so very beautifully written. And he is adorable. Yes, they are their own little people, aren’t they? I miss my babies, I do, but I love love love seeing my little people emerge.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      I’m constantly amazed by the emerging personalities of both my boys – they’re so different, yet have some strong similarities. Motherhood sure is a fun ride!

  • July 27, 2012 Alma

    Ohhh that boy steals my heart! He reminds me so much of mine … he would point and grunt, point and grunt at everything. But understood everything. We had an intervention (first time parents). She said ” he is fine, so smart, he is just waiting until he has something to say.” We all got by understanding him that she was right he did not need to talk. I just thought boys were lazy. He was just waiting for the right moment. Well she was right. To our surprise he just started talking in sentences. We were floored!
    You’ve got a winner there. My boy is 11 now. I call him the King of Awesome.
    He amazes me every day.
    BTW your boy’s smile slays me.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Alma, thank you. Thank you for sharing as that assures me that there is nothing wrong with my son. That he’s just waiting for the right time.

      (his smile kills me every time too!)

  • July 27, 2012 vanita

    girl, hubby and i worried over damian too. but now he’s almost 4 and when you ask him why he’s being mean to his sister he answer “because mom, i CAN’T Control MYSELF” and then flops on the bed laughing. your boy will be fine, no worries. Damian is writing As and 1s now. And he’s too sarcastic. um, not sure where he gets that from. that’s my story and i’m sticking to it. also your boy is super handsome!
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Your kids are hilarious!!
      (and thank you!)

  • July 27, 2012 Erin

    Oh those big eyes are just beautiful! I love that he is so meticulous when arranging things. I understand where you are coming from about the talking. You’re right as parents we worry and just want the best for our kids. Keep in mind that he’s a boy. Boys do things a little later. I always worried about my boys speech. Now we are begging G to stop talking because I’m telling you the kid never quits!
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Yes, I have heard that boys are just slower in the speech department. But we thought he’d be different because he was jabbering away by 11 months. I guess he’s just taking his time!

  • July 27, 2012 Stasha

    love your writing almost as much as I love seeing monkeys happy face!
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thank you my friend!

  • July 27, 2012 Tricia

    When will we *stop* trying to make them conform? They will develop beautifully in their own time. I admire your patience. I’m sure it’s not always easy. Hang in there. 🙂
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Patience has never been my virtue. But since becoming a mother, I realized that it’s something I NEED. Hanging on in there!

  • That quote has so much wisdom. I love it.
    It is a difficult stage, the stage between toddlerhood and baby. It is also a pretty awesome stage, but then again so are they all.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      It’s not always easy to see the awesome, but I try!!

  • July 27, 2012 Arnebya

    I remember thinking Z should have been crawling better. Then he should have been walking. Then he should have been talking more coherently. He should be taller. He should weigh more. There is always something I create to worry about, nothing he’s necessarily doing or not doing. And oh, the time! The schedules of when children are “supposed to” do things. I commend you for choosing to ride it out. Yes, there are times, I’m sure, when intervention is obvious and needed immediately. But I think when we see our concern is derived more from outward influence than what we consider to be a true need, we just need to step back.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Yes, exactly. I kept worrying when he wasn’t walking at 1 year when all his peers (my friends’ kids) were. But of course he did eventually and they all catch up to each other anyway. So yes, we’re riding this out, giving it until the end of the year when he turns 3.

  • July 27, 2012 Katie

    Oh how I love your writing, Alison. So beautiful. He reminds me SO much of Eddie. And Eddie was a VERY late talker. He knew all the things you listed, but he refused to put words in phrases and had no word for me. Now at just over 3 he is talking up a STORM. I can’t imagine my life without his chatter.

    And so many people said I would wish for the silence again, but I never do. I love his little voice so very much.

    You just wait. That explosion will happen!
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      I can’t wait! And I know I won’t hate the chatter either because hey, I am a chatterbox and I cannot wait to have someone to talk to!! I would love to know what’s in his head, y’know? Also, he knows I’m Mama (he’ll say Mama if anyone asks him who I am) but he doesn’t CALL me Mama, hence, also no word for me.

      So I am holding out that very soon, that explosion will come. Cannot. Wait.

  • July 27, 2012 Christie

    Please, please, please try not to fall into the comparison trap. It is such an easy thing to do, but every kid is just so different. I have also heard other parents say that multi-lingual children start speaking full sentences a little later. As long as your kid is happy and well-loved, what more can you ask for?
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      I try not to get into the comparison trap, I really do! Which is why we are holding out on intervention because I just know he’ll talk in his own time.

  • July 27, 2012 MamaCassie

    Beautiful. That is all.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you xo

  • July 28, 2012 Deb

    Lovely post.
    I had a late talker but when she finally started we realized she was talking so well. He is probably working it all out in his brain before reveling it to you. And then you will be blown away! lol
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      I agree and I can’t wait!

  • July 28, 2012 My Inner Chick

    Beautifully Written, Mama A.

    As Moms—, we want to STEER…but GUIDING is so much more effective in the end. It’s hard not to take the wheel, isn’t it?!!

    Xx
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      It is, especially with control freaks like me! But what my children have taught me is, sometimes, I have to let them take the lead.

  • July 28, 2012 Kristen

    Those photos…down to the one with the paint are just beautiful. The words to go along with them…even more so.
    It is hard not to try to intervene but I am proud of you for letting him find his way. He’ll get there and it will probably be all at once.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Kristen. It’s hard for me because I’m a control freak (hah!) but I realize that sometimes, it’s best to let go and let them take the lead. I know it’d happen when he’s ready.

  • July 28, 2012 Ann

    What a GREAT post, Alison….and the new blog looks FAB!

    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Ann!! Hope you’re well!

  • July 28, 2012 Kimberly

    Love this post. We went the intervention route when Kaleb was younger. It was a horrible experience. You are right to just let him be. He’ll do it in his time.

    Ok, those beads and the cars you pictured? We have the same ones. Of course.
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    • July 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you – I’m glad we’re not doing the intervention thing right now, the whole idea gives me the shudders.

      And of course, #twinthing.

  • July 28, 2012 Christine

    Gorgeous.
    We worried about Sam, too. The explosion came at two for him and we only speak one language in our household. Monkey’s will come any day now. And then….look out. Total game changer.
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    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      Cannot. wait.

  • July 28, 2012 thedoseofreality

    You captured it all. The feelings of watching them grow and change and wondering how much of it is us and how much of it is them. Well done. And the new blog looks amazing. 🙂
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    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, really.

  • July 29, 2012 Jen Has A Pen

    And what a sweet little boy he is! I love that he knows what he wants and that he’s particular. It’s really endearing, I think. 🙂

    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      Endearing is a good way to look at it 🙂

  • July 29, 2012 Mrs. Jen B

    I adore that Deepak quote at the end. How fitting.

    For what it’s worth, my sister who just graduated summa cum laude from college didn’t speak actual words until way later than she “should” have. She was stubborn as well – we were supposed to know what her gibberish meant, instead of her using our words. Finally, when she did start making sense we found out she knew how to read. Go figure.

    Anyway, as I know you know, he’ll find his own way in his own time. And he may surprise you.

    And? I know you know this as well but he is absolutely beautiful.

    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      Monkey can read too!! We have always suspected he knows more than he lets on. And thank you.

  • July 29, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Of course two languages always slows things down. Good to hold off on the intervention for a bit. 😉
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    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      That’s what I told my husband 🙂

  • July 29, 2012 Tricia

    So beautiful. I have a little force too. Comparison is such an easy trap but sounds like you are navigating around it quite well. Beautiful photos!

    Thanks for stopping by Raising Humans today!
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    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      We try not to compare – a little hard with so many of our friends with children of the same age. But we know each child is different.

  • July 29, 2012 Lucy

    Yes. Mama, I love where your head is at. This boy is going to talk, and he’s going to talk a lot, he’s just taking his time. Good things come to those who wait. Your patience will pay off. He’s gorgeous and creative, I can tell by those pictures.
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    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Lucy, really. I know he’ll be a chatterbox like his mother!

  • July 29, 2012 Jenni Chiu

    So true about the river… this is the age where they start to realize the control they can have over their environment, themselves… and even mommy sometimes. I’m finally starting to realize the true-ness of “Every child develops in their own time”. Our second son throws us for a loop everyday with how different he is than the first.
    Also- that pause button never works… and I’ve been trying to press it a lot lately.
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    • July 29, 2012 Alison

      The baby IS really different from the toddler! Oh the elusive pause button.

  • July 30, 2012 Natalie

    They are all on their own schedules. My son will talk your ear off. But he’s the worst eater ever. Like ever. Like he won’t sit at the table. Period.

    Hang in there. He’ll talk when he’s ready.
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    • July 30, 2012 Alison

      Um, mine is a pretty bad eater too. I nearly talked about it in this post, but it’s a post all on its own! Sigh.

  • July 30, 2012 Tonya

    This is beautiful and spoke straight from the heart of a wonderful mommy.
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    • July 30, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Tonya. 🙂

  • August 1, 2012 Leighann

    He will get there. You’re right to let him get it on his own. Every child is different and yours is perfectly perfect.
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    • August 1, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thank you Leighann. I know he’ll get there, I just need to remember it has to be on HIS schedule, not mine.

  • August 6, 2012 Andrea

    What a sweet post. Your boys are so lucky to have such a loving and thoughtful mama. Sounds like you have a good balance of “in his time” while fostering language through lots of social interaction. He’ll get there with you in his corner.

    • August 6, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Andrea – I sure hope so!

  • August 9, 2012 Galit Breen

    Love him big.

    {Its all we’ve got, right?}

    Beautiful words, you.

    xo
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    • August 9, 2012 Alison

      Totally. And thank you. xo

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