So I'm compiling the statistics on Wade's vocabulary list to turn into the speech therapist for the month of October and I notice that I have not used the words faucet and egg carton with him at all. Not even once. Even though I have this list before my eyes every day. Even though those were vocabulary words I suggested myself. Even though Randall and Christopher have an egg business in which they gather their produce in egg cartons every day. Prime opportunity for teaching. You'd think out of the 31 days of October I would have noticed that.
And don't I tell Wade to wash his hands every day? But somehow I didn't take the chance to say, "Turn on the faucet."
So I'm feeling lowly and sheepish.
And then I read this article on parenting called Humble Pie: It's Good For You.
You know, I believe that's about right.
I'm grabbing a fork and eating a new kind of health food.
And there's always November.......
.........egg carton, faucet, egg carton, faucet, egg carton, faucet....