Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm Happy with Scripts. For Now.

"Oh wow, look, a cloud."  I heard this line about fifty times during our recent trip to Texas.  I'm not sure where it came from, but Brian repeated it on each airplane ride during each descent and take-off.  It was definitely a script- I couldn't interject, get any more information about the cloud, and if I interrupted him in the middle he would flap his hands and start over again.

Yet, it's language.

I am not at that point where I am frustrated over scripts, only because language is still a new concept here.  Hearing his voice form actual words is still a novelty, and still makes me smile every single time.

Other scripts I heard during the trip that brought a smile to my face:

  • "Bob the Builder.  Can we fix it?  Bob the Builder.  Yes we can!"- surprisingly repeated while playing with the trains in the waiting room at the Thoughtful House.  Wouldn't it have made more sense if he was singing one of the Thomas songs, which he also knows?  I don't get it.
  • "Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple!"  He started this one a few days before we left for the trip, but I heard it a lot when we were waiting for things, such as in the airports.  
  • "Ahhhhhhhhhh!! Sorry!"  He yelled this (waking up anyone around us) every time we hit turbulence or when we landed.
And my last, not really a script, sort of a functional answer (that's my story and I'm sticking to it) that I want to share, when I asked Brian if I should buy him and Corbin a cowboy hat he replied, "Yeehaw!".

6 comments:

MommyToTwoBoys said...

You are not alone! That was all my son had for a long time. He used scripts from TV or quotes from me starting at 3 and just recently ending. I honestly hadn't even realized how little he does that anymore until I just read your post. So that is a big positive for you! He will use those scripts now as beginning speech and will probably turn into real speech soon.

Lynn said...

I love it! I hope your trip was constructive. I agree with Jean...any speech is good and can eventually be molded. At least they what they keep telling me...

Kelly said...

Yuppers! We have our scriots, too. Every single time we cross the commuter bridges from our island to his school - and home again - Ted says the exact same thing, at the exact same spots: Look, ocean!

Now that my niece is visiting, she taught him about sharks (um, thanks?). he actually switched it up yesterday and said, Look shark water!

SM @ The Mom Adventures said...

We're starting to get there... right now it's "pockets. no pockets." (where it came from I don't know...but it's allllll day)

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SM @ The Mom Adventures said...

We're starting to get there... right now it's "pockets. no pockets." (where it came from I don't know...but it's allllll day)

Following from The Mom Adventures and Minx Design

Lynn said...

I love it! I hope your trip was constructive. I agree with Jean...any speech is good and can eventually be molded. At least they what they keep telling me...