Never enough Jireh

So as you know if you read the slideshow captions from above, she got into the birthday cake as it sat on the counter cooling before Miriam’s party. That was cute. And here is what she looked like when I caught her red-handed in the kitchen yesterday. There was a huge puddle on the floor and she was splashing around with the bottle brush. I guess she really thought she was washing the dishes or something. Her shirt got wet and was discarded (that black thing on the floor).

Tonight at dinner I was going over the Apostle’s Creed with them. Miriam went first and did very well, and then I prompted Jireh with “I believe in God the Father…”
“NO!” she said, “I can’t say I believe in God da Fazher all my teeth!”

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3 Responses to Never enough Jireh

  1. ErinLandrum says:

    Sounds like Jireh should have been born a little Frau.

  2. “all my teeth” lol

  3. ErinLandrum says:

    Sarah, there isn’t a technical name for Elise’s speech delay, it is kind of lumped under a general category–language delay. This is a broad category that can meaning anything from a child who can’t speak or a child who may speak some but perhaps falls short of what is a recommended standard (for example, a stranger should be able to under 75% of what a 3 year old says). You can then divide kids with speech disorders into all sorts of categories–those that have expressive disorders in which there is a problem with “getting the words out” and receptive disorders, in which a child can’t understand what you are saying (the latter can happen when a child has so many ear infections that hearing is impaired, or when there is a non-diagnosed hearing loss). Elise has a mix of a receptive/expressive delay. So, you can look-up delayed speech developement which will probably give you a better idea of what Elsie’s issue. It’s a lot more complex than just plain stuttering or mixing up some of your letters. I’ve found that with speech each child is different, and thus Elise’s therapist has tailored things that we can specifically do to help her. I hope this explanation is better than on the blog, but as in some diagnoses, things tend to be ambiguous.

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