Sometimes the celebration of the little things are the truly important things in life. Being able to say, “My son is counting!” was one of them for me.
Life Unedited #35
Doesn’t that sentence sound so normal? Have you ever called your husband and excitedly told them the new word your child said that day?
Today is one of those days for me, but my son is 3. Yes. 3. Cameron is my third child. He is my second boy. But he doesn’t speak very clearly or hardly at all, for that matter.
Today I called my husband while jumping up and down excitedly to tell him that Cameron counted from 1 to 10 with Elmo. Yes. He was watching television while he did it. But he did it!
My son is Counting!
I can rarely get Cameron to even try to say a word, let alone get him to count!
You may be judging me. You may be judging my parenting, my son’s abilities, and so much more. But what you may not know, is that we have been struggling to get Cameron to speak for years. Taking him to doctors, all kinds. Eye doctors, ear doctors, speech doctors are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head.
I’ve spent countless hours worrying. Will he ever speak? What did I do wrong? Should I have done something differently while pregnant? Would reading to him more change what is going on?
Having a child that isn’t quite at the development level they should be at is scary. It’s hard, taxing, and a heavy load to carry.
On one hand, you feel like you have done everything you can. I recognized it early, implemented early intervention strategies, and I even asked for help. But it still hasn’t been enough. On the other hand, you feel lost and wonder about what you could have or should be doing.
I guess I write this speaking to those that have children that are struggling. You aren’t alone! I’m also writing to ALL parents. We are all just trying our best, hoping for the best, and wanting to provide the very best for our children.
So celebrate with me and I’ll celebrate with you! What victory are you celebrating today?
Shiree is my other half. She calls herself boring, but she is far from it! She lives in Kansas City with her husband and her 4 kids ages 7, 5, 2, and 1! She really is super mom as she spends hours working on the blog and finding a way to still take care of her kids effortlessly! Shiree was married young and started a family right away. She jokes all the time that nothing could have prepared her for motherhood other than motherhood!
After becoming a mom she decided to get as much knowledge as she could about raising kids and strengthening families so she decided to go to college. She obtained her degree in Marriage and Family studies and is now a Family Life Educator. She has a desire to pay it forward and help other parents raise kids and strengthen their families.