Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Basic Communication

It's something that I've taken for granted.

And I never really thought about how frustrating it just might be

to be unable to successfully (and easily) communicate.

That's where Charlie's at lately.

He's been a bit of a whiner, to say the least. And trying to figure out why is so darn difficult.

Is it simply his failure to communicate that sets him off?  Or is it just that he's 2 1/2?

Clingy because he's become accustomed to the undivided attention that he was denied for 1.5 years?

Of course, I always go there.  Hubby thinks that it's much simpler than that.  He believes that Charlie plays me like a fiddle because...well...because he can, and I'll respond.

Perhaps he's right. Hopefully, in 6 - 12 months, Charlie will be speaking fluently and the whole mystery will be solved.

In the meantime, he's trying so hard to be understood. And he gets so totally frustrated by our inability to "get" what he's saying.

On a positive note, even though our son's favorite response is still 'no', a couple of months ago, he began to nod his head to give us an affirmative response. This is hugely helpful, believe it or not!

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