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!"
Does this make me a horrible mother?
I thought so.