A Life With Laughter

A chronicle of our adventures raising two boys....

Monday, February 20, 2006


I don't have a great entry for today, but I wanted to finish out the day by at least posting something so that I'll get in the routine of this thing.

I worked on some speech homework with Conner tonight. We worked on medial /sh/ sounds. Meaning, words that have the /sh/ sound in the middle of the word. Words like Slingshot, Ocean, Fisherman, etc.

He did really well even though he really didn't want to be working on the homework. It was hard to get him to concentrate and focus on doing what we were trying to work on, but he did it in the end. I'd say that 8 out of 10 words he can do really well if he slows down and focuses on what he's trying to do. He gets lazy and doesn't try to pronounce the whole word correctly. On multi-syllable words, I notice he often slurs or leaves off one consonant when he isn't focusing. It's more noticable if it is a word that has a syllable that is hard for him to pronounce. Such as, the word Slingshot. The /sl/ sound is tough for him and after each try to say the word "slingshot", I'd often ask him to repeat just the "shot" since we were focusing on the /sh/ sound.

Anyway, it's not too funny and it's not glamorous, but it's an entry :)

Oh, something that I forgot to mention from this weekend was a nice little trick Zach did. Mom and Dad were here on Sunday and we were all sitting around the living room. We looked over and there was a bucket on top of Zach's little bench (table) and there was a box on top of it. He was standing on top of the box, on top of the table. Figures. That, following on the previous day when I saw him climb up onto our bed, to stand on Anita's nightstand so he could get to the top of her dresser to get to the phone. This little guy is going to be trouble. I see it coming.


  • At 10:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Brad, the climbing is definitely a Jenny-Poo thing. She climbed on everthing possible and impossible. She used ingenious ways to get higher and higher, just like Zach. Several times I thought my heart dropped to my toes when I would catch her extending her talents to new heights. Mom


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