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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lost In Translation

Lucas, you know so many words, but trying to communicate with one another is still very difficult and frustrating for both of us. You and I had our first of what is sure to be MANY major communication breakdowns this morning.

You woke up in a delightful mood; happy and all smiles, but once we got downstairs and I started trying to make your breakfast, that all went to hell.

You spotted something on the cluttered kitchen counter top that you wanted and wanted BAD. You whined and and cried for it and kept saying "mama mama", which I took as "help me", but help from me was the LAST thing you wanted.

When I picked you up, you arched your back and pushed me away, so I put you back down on the ground, which only escalated your anger.

There was a pile of mail, a pair of your shoes, all the breakfast ingredients; a banana, milk carton, box of cereal, container of apple sauce, a cutting board, knife, bowl, spoon, and my wallet spilling out of my purse. As I meticulously picked up each and every item, showed you and asked, "is this it?", your frustration grew and grew.

You were so mad and started the ugly cry, complete with big crocodile tears, a huge pouty lip and a look in your eyes that pleaded, "why don't you understand me?!".

I was just about at my wits end with your repetitive "no's" and sad face that I almost broke down myself.
Why was I having such a hard time figuring out what you wanted and why was this all happening before 8 o'clock in the morning?

All of a sudden, it hit me.

You call Daddy's phone "mama" because his wallpaper is a picture of you and me. You also call my wallet "mama" because of the picture on my driver's license that you see as soon as you open it. The minute I handed my wallet to you, all was right in the world again. Thank God.

The best is yet to be.

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Blogger Mrs4444 said...

Let's hope it's this easy when she's 15!haha

August 26, 2010 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Roxane said...

Kids are so easy and yet so hard. How does that work?

I hate the sad faces.

Good mom award for not giving up!

August 26, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Ah, what a sweet moment when you figured it out! Pretty soon you will get SO many words you will wonder why you ever wanted him to talk! No, I'm kidding of course....but you are doing such a good thing for him by communicating with him so much now! It kills me when I see moms ignoring their little ones when they are trying SO hard to "talk" to them.

Love the new blog design! How exciting!

August 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger liz said...

It really is hard until the can communicate. And that's one tiny aspect of why Maddie's slow verbal development is so frustrating and upsetting.

August 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Oh if only he could just tell us what he wants... Soon enough, he really will be talking up a storm!

August 29, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

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