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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Griffin is still spelling away on the computer and with his alphabet blocks his favorites are: sesamestreet.com, teletubbies.com, sesameworkshop, and zoboomofoo. Pretty good huh? These are words that he learns on his own and even though they are not useful I think that it is great that he can spell them all by himself. Last night, like every night, we were reading books and he was sounding out the words that were new to him and using adjectives to describe each object like "red wagon" and "blue flower". Now we just need to work on making sure that he understands what each word means and not just say it.

He has been speaking more clearly since getting the tubes put in his ears last month. What a big difference it has been. I am wondering if anyone else has had that experience with tubes? It used to be that he would mostly babble all the time but now I can make out what he is saying much better. My dad said that maybe since he can hear better that he might not scream as loudly when he is happy, Griffin has this high pitched scream when he is happy and it is ear piercing, but he still does it just as loud as before.

There is one more thing that I want to bring up and it has to do with my friends who have children who are not as verbal as Griffin. I feel guilty when I "brag" about his successes and feel like I should not talk about that part of our lives. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Is it bad manners to post a message about how well my little guy is doing? Shouldn't I be more considerate of others? I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I sure would like to know what you think about it, it sure would be helpful. Thanks

6 comments:

Eileen said...

Brag away!!!! I love hearing all about the success and progress all of our little guys and gals are making. I think it is important that we try to be as honest as we can on our blogs to represent our children with who they truly are.

The good stuff is the easiest to write about. I love to read about the good stuff!

mommyguilt said...

Hey -you are a proud mama! Brag brag brag....we'd all do it even if we all had NTs, right? So no reason to hold back!!!!

Tina said...

I love reading about little Griffin, he is an amazing little boy!
Mom, don't feel you should hold back, Griffin is a great little kiddo and of course you are proud Mom:)We love to hear about Griffins days and celebrate his successes together along the way.

Sheila said...

Don't ever stop talking and bragging about Griffin!

His pictures reflect "Hey world look at me....I'm a beautiful, smart, charming little boy, with a lot of special gifts"!

Lora you are such an inspiration to so many. I am in awe of the love and devotion that you have for your child. Reading your entries fills my heart with love and joy.....

You to have a special gift to contribute to the world, through your writing.

I personally have learned so from both you and Griff.

So keep writing, 'cause we all like to keep reading....

Kristina Chew said...

Please keep sharing all the great things Griffin says. Charlie was not as verbal as him at his age--it's very inspiring to read about Griffin talking and "spelling." Moreover, you write about him so kindly and with such love, anyone is inspired reading your writing.

Kiralea Powell said...

Lora it is never bad manners to brag about your special guy. I believe in a way when i brag about Jordan its a healing process because all the things i thought he couldnt or would never do he has. So brag away my friend because sharing your joy with others shows how much of a passionate mother you are.
And most importantly you do not have anything to feel guilty about after all he is YOUR child.