Category Archives: Talking

The Kid is Alright

  In August, sometime after the mastectomy (but before my reconstruction)…I called about Pax.  If you recall, at his two-year appointment (last November) his pediatrician had been worried about his speech delay, and wanted me to get hime tested. I … Continue reading

Posted in Pax - 2 Years, Talking | 4 Comments

My Brave Pax

Every morning Pax comes in and snuggles me.  Every morning – literally every morning since I returned home from surgery, he lies with me for almost a half hour.  Every morning he wraps his chubby little arms around my neck. … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Cancer, LoveyDovey, Pax - 2 Years, Talking | 9 Comments

The Dat and the Nake

Pax and I have a new game.  We play it everyday, for as long as I can possibly stand it.   Or as long as my knees can possibly stand it.  (Admittedly, some of this shit gets old fast.)  The … Continue reading

Posted in Pax - 2 Years, Talking | 5 Comments

Knock Knock

Raines is just starting to grasp the concept of jokes.  Like…real jokes.  Where you are trying to be funny.  But he’s not quite there, so many of his jokes make no sense at all.  It’s like he understands enough to … Continue reading

Posted in Pax - 2 Years, Raines - 5 Years Old, Talking | 1 Comment

I’ll Eat Him Up I Love Him So

At Pax’s two-year appointment, the doctor wanted me to call a speech therapist.  Because Pax wasn’t really talking.  Which surprised me.  I forgot, actually, how much Raines had to say even at 18 months.  Hunh. But here’s the thing about … Continue reading

Posted in Pax - 2 Years, Talking | 13 Comments

From The Mouth of Raines….

Gosh.  My last post on Raines-isms was back in May.  He’s changed so much in the last five months that some of these no longer sound like him.  There are very few baby-ish pronunciations anymore.  Sob!  Happily, there’s really no shortage of … Continue reading

Posted in Raines - 4 Years Old, Talking | 1 Comment

The History of the World (According to a Four-Year Old Boy)

R was asking me this morning something-or-other specific about some type of person who lived a “really, really long time ago.  Like 100 or 20 hundred fourteen years.  More than Grandmabear.”  Something about swords and strange hats.  I think he … Continue reading

Posted in Raines - 4 Years Old, Talking | 1 Comment