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Friday, October 24, 2008

Bad Mom confession #134

In Sophie's speech therapy appointment the other day, the therapist was working with her on her name. She has trouble with both the "s" and "f" sounds, so she can't say it. When she says them, both sounds turn into a "sh" sound, especially when she tries to put the two syllables of her name together. That's why she calls herself "Shishi."

The therapist got out a fish puzzle so they could work on the "f" sound specifically. Up till now, Sophie has pretty much called all fish "shishi" (sound familiar?), so it's definitely a word that is needing some work.

And it still does. After a half hour with the speech therapist, she went from saying "shishi" to just plain "$hit." She is very, very consistent with this. And instead of working with her like I should, I have been exploiting it several times an hour.

"Sophie, say fish!"

"$hit!"

Does this make me a horrible mother?

I thought so.

24 comments :

  1. Hey, at least she's not having trouble with "truck"...and some other word....hopefully, they won't talk about loves and fishes in church, so you're safe!

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  2. No, not horrible, just easily entertained! :o)

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  3. You have a hilarious world! Ian had a hard time mild stuttering when he was 3 and though it scared me eventually to have it researched (and a frantic call to the pediatrician),I used to laugh afterwards despite his frustrations because of the faces he would make (you know, the "I know you I can do this!" face).

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  4. Have you gotten it on video yet? How would it be, one night for family night when you are watching old home videos, and you see her proudly proclaiming that word at the top of her lungs?

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  5. What did Sophie say?! That abhorrent! How could you exploit that? JUST KIDDING. I used to be really concerned when kids had delayed speech or other type of speech probs-even though I've always thought it was cute. But now that Aug says different things so wrong-I love it! Guess I can scoot you over and join you up there on that horrible mother pedestal!

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  6. So funny! Until you get to wal-mart and she sees all the fish! LOL!

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  7. LOL! That is hysterical! I remember my little brother used to say fire truck (but he didn't say truck) and we all would keep making him say it. We were twisted, but it was so funny!

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  8. Funny,Funny, It all fun until she does it in church.

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  9. My kids made 1/2 of the english language words sound like a swear word. They especially liked to say them during sacrament meeting. :)

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  10. No you are not a bad mom. It is pretty funny! My father in law told Zack that he was a pain in the a** and when I got in the car Zack had to tell me all about it, and using the word. HE told me that he knew a** was a bad word and grandpa should have said butt. The rest of the day he was asked by everyone(because everyone had heard what had happened)what grandpa had said. It was pretty funny!!LIfe with kids, what would it be like without them? BORING!

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  11. I actually think this makes you a better mom.

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  12. Hmmmm, sounds like our family???

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  13. LOL! Hey, it's progress... of a sort... right?

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  14. NO!! It means you have a sense of humor. Ben couldn't say truck. For a while it came out as the f word. It was exploited. Now that I'm thinking about it. That's worse than the f word and I probably shouldn't be admitting to this. I guess that makes me the terrible mom. Oh well.

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  15. No your not a bad mom. Just a mom with a sense of humor! Shellise said that word ALOT when she was little and it wasn't because she was having speech problems. It was because that is a word I am famous for still to this day. Now that makes ME the bad mom! :)

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  16. Oh, totally laughing out loud here. I'm sorry, but at least you know it was the speech therapist who brought it on, and not because you and Joel are throwing it around at home. :)

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  17. Ahhh! Tooo funny! I agree with Rachel-it will all the more funny during sacrament meeting.

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  18. That is funny!!

    Does Sophie like speech therapy?

    I am thinking David needs it also. I can't understand most of what he says. He will be 5 this Christmas, so kindergarden next year. Would you suggest I get him checked out now or when he starts school?

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  19. HA.

    my neice said fork like f**k and I kept making her say it for the longest time. I thought it was hilarious and I dont approve of cussing but it was just to funny. Her dad finally made me stop!

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  20. HAHHAHAH!!! That IS funny!! I've been doing the same, though (shame, shame) with Savvy because that's how she says "sit". :)

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  21. laughing hysterically. can't. breathe.

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  22. Would it make me a bad mother to think that that is absolutely hilarious? Talise had speech issues when she was little and we had a few choice words while she was transitioning.....cherish those memories too because they'll soon be gone...

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  23. I couldnt stop laughing! Im so glad that someone so great as you are is human :)

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