I don't like to talk about this much, but sometimes I worry about my son. He stutters a lot. He pauses inappropriately during sentences, making conversations difficult to follow. His pronunciation is off, and it is difficult to understand him. I know that everyone is different, so I try to take it all in stride. But I still worry.
The hardest part is not comparing him to Porgie. She has no speech problems, and she talks a mile a minute. But I know that he has other skills that she lacks. Izzy is VERY physical. He can do all kinds of stuff that Porgie struggles with. For example, he can buckle himself into his carseat! He is only two, how does he know how to do that? He can dress himself, and he even knows how to button up his own shirts/pants. Why am I still buttoning Porgie's clothes? He potty trained himself. I would like to take credit, but he honestly just started doing it all by himself. Basically, my little boy is physically active. He is a mover and a shaker! If there is a physical skill to be conquered, he will work on it continuously until he has mastered it.
Although I know that he is ahead of the game in lots of little ways, his speech always worries me. And his complete lack of interest in all things academic worries me too. He is much too busy to sing the ABC song. And besides, those 26 letters are so boring. Numbers? Why bother learning to count to 10, when you can just label EVERYTHING as the number two?
I don't really know where I am going with this post. I just worry about my little buddy sometimes. But then I remind myself that he is only 2, and that my children are not carbon copies of one another. They are different people, with different personalities, different strengths, different weaknesses. He will get there eventually, and I will be there cheering him on every step of the way.