Tuesday, October 19, 2010

And Now, A Very Special Episode of Twinsomnia

Tomorrow morning, the boys are being evaluated to see if they qualify for speech therapy services.  This isn't the first time they've been evaluated for speech issues, but I'm pretty sure it will be the first time they actually qualify.

I'm not gonna lie.  I'm feeling a little nervous.  A little guilty.  And a whole lotta bummed-out-ness.  (Note to Self:  Do not use the term "bummed-out-ness" around the speech therapist.)

I actually thought the boys' speech had been improving immensely lately, but their preschool teachers are having a heck of a time understanding them.  And apparently bringing Ashley in from the classroom down the hallway to translate is not the most feasible idea.  Which we did suggest, considering Ashley can understand absolutely everything that they say.  It's uncanny.  Or else it's just that she has a limited vocabulary, and therefore doesn't need to cycle through millions of words like the rest of us when trying to figure out what the hell the boys are talking about.  But I prefer to think it's uncanny.  (Note to Self:  Make sure to use the word "uncanny" around the speech therapist.  It sounds smart.)

So it's off to the speech therapist we go.   On the one hand, I hope they qualify, because jeesh it would be nice if more than three people in the world could understand them.  On the other hand, I hope they don't qualify, because they're my babies!!!  I feel like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hy'ell No My Baby Don't Need No Speech Therapy.

But I guess it's good that we're at least getting started on the process, wherever it may take us.  Wish us luck!  And pray that the speech therapist has a good sense of humor. 
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18 comments:

Steph said...

Good luck tomorrow Megan! I'd be nervous too. And yes, health professionals who can joke around are my favorites.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

My oldest had some speech problems, and he didn't qualify for therapy at school until third grade!!! It was so nice when things finally fell into place. Then our #3 boy had some similar problems. We just let him watch tons of Nick Jr. and he was cured. :)

Tomorrow will go just the way it should. No worries - it's gonna be great!

bluewhitelife said...

In good news, speech therapy DOESN'T mean you're not smart :) I was in speech from the time I was 2 until 3rd grade. I have an IQ of something ridiculous and have been in gifted or honors or AP classes since 2nd grade. And I have my MS in biochemistry.

:) Plus, speech taught me how to read, oddly enough.

Kmama said...

Good luck! I know the feeling of wishing for both sides. My youngest has epilepsy and when we were weaning him from his meds last year, part of me wanted everything to be okay, but another part of me wanted him to have a seizure so we could get him back on meds and I could stop worrying (and then I thought I was crazy for thinking that, because "what kind of a mother" wants their child on anti-seizure meds). He did end up having a seizure and he's back on meds.

Belle said...

It's funny how today's stresses can seem so small when looking 10 (or 13) years down the road. Just think -- today: speech therapy; tomorrow: driving lessons.

I agree, it will go exactly as it should. YOU are a great mom! But you don't need some random spectator to tell you that, right? ;)

Jen said...

Good Luck.

I can't really understand one of my kids but I like it that way 'cause then I don't have to do anything for him.

Kidding. :)

Ruth Anne said...

Aw, your boys will do great. Either way. And just remember, speech therapists went into that field to help people with speech issues.

They are probably going to clap their hands with glee just to be able to work with those two munchkins. =)

Thank you so much for your prayers for my MIL. I sincerely appreciate them!!!

Liz said...

That is SO where we were just a few months ago! Good luck! It's not as bad as you think!

Cindy said...

Youngest son, 10 still in speech therapy. Great therapists all these years. They've made it fun and we've seen a lot of progress. Those durn "R's" though!!! Think he might conquer them this year. Starting young is the best.

gringationcancun said...

good luck! and relax :)

Brandy@YDK said...

good luck - maybe it's the whole twins thing - that they understand each other so they don't need to be clear.

kellemel said...

I hope the evaluation goes okay (or has already). Interesting that Ashley can translate for them. Becca also translates for Bridget sometimes - it's amazing how they can always figure it out, huh?

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

When I was little my parents were the only ones who understood me - and yes, that led to years and years of joyous speech therapy.

But look how awesome I turned out!

(Is that too scary?)

Katherine said...

I had speech therapy for three years. Although I was stubborn and didn't cooperate as well as I should (which means, when I get really nervous, I lisp occasionally-humiliating!). But just because they may (or may not) need speech therapy, doesn't in any way impact them for the rest of their lives. Or at least that's what my mom says about me.

Krista said...

We'd be BFF's if you used words like bummed-out-ness more often, just sayin.

Sadia said...

How did it go? Speech therapy was a godsend for us. People familiar with young children could understand them, but no one else, and Lucas had a really hard time too. A few months of speech therapy fixed my girls' articulation "quirks", and now people can actually hear that they have an enormous vocabulary. :)

LisaDay said...

They save if you use the word three times, it becomes a word. So I hope you said it often in front of the speech therapist.

LisaDay

Kristin.... said...

I meant to post this a few days ago. I am in the process of getting one of my twin girls' speech evaluated. She is the only one of my 4 kids that I've ever considered doing this for, and while her preschool teachers think she probably won't qualify, I'm going ahead with it anyway. I'd rather not wait until she gets to public school and then we find out that it's a problem.
I hope everything goes well with your boys and that you keep us posted on their progress!