Does anyone else allow their kids to say potty words–all day long!?! Maybe I’m the only one. OK, not real potty words, I mean more like potty training words.
|My sweet potty mouthed boy|
I have been blessed with short large headed children–really big! My 2, almost 3 year old Mase is off the the charts–above the 100th percentile for his beautiful noggin! Destined to be a genius–I am sure!
But despite the massive noggin and his still genius potential, I noticed early on that he was behind on his speech, at least 6 months from where my girls were, maybe closer to a year. No big deal I thought–he’ll catch up. But, he didn’t. I had him tested, just to be safe. When the results were in Mase landed in the 2nd percentile for speaking! Huh. Well, at least he beat out that 1 percent.
With speech therapy help, Mase has slowly started to improve this year. And, while most of his words are still pretty hard to understand, those potty word–clear as day!
“kno, kno” says Mase
“Who’s there?” I say
“Poop” (follow the most joyous 2 year old laughter you could imagine).
And on and on and on the jokes continue with a variations of our family’s potty words.
I know I need to put an end to this eventually, but not just yet. Quite frankly, if it keeps getting my little guy to speak clearly, then I will just let the potty words fly.