For a long time, I was concerned about Mac’s speech, but he has caught up perfectly. As far as I can tell, his language skills are right where they should be. He still isn’t a big talker, though. He spends all day with kids who do ALL of the talking. One of them has absolutely no inner monologue and expresses her every waking thought, and the other one is simply super chatty. Mac rarely gets a word in. And he’s fine with that.
But at the end of every day, it’s almost as if Mac has all this built-up stuff he wants to say. Not even anything of importance — just the built-up urge to make noise and talk. He chatters his way through the evenings — narrating our errands, being silly at dinner, and most of all jabbering to himself in bed.
Mac takes FOREVER to fall asleep and I wonder if part of the reason is because he still needs time to release all his built-up words. The poor kid has so much to say, and unfortunately his blankies are his best listeners. It’s so funny to sit in the living room and listen to his imagination at work, but man alive, it’d be a whole lot nicer if Mac chatted more during the day and could fall asleep in under 2 hours instead!