This week I took Westly to his monthly well-baby check-up. We’ve opted for an alternative vaccination schedule, so we go monthly for one shot instead of every 4-6 months for 5 shots (or whatever the number is). I know this is a controversial parenting topic, but I’m not here to argue either side right now.
Instead I’m going to share another concern. West is not as verbal as he should be yet. Granted he’s a boy and he’s still young, and until he’s 18 months, there’s no real worry. But I’m his mom. And I can’t help worrying. He communicates really well with sign-language and he understands EVERYTHING. Just no real words yet.
His doctor asked if I read to him, and it almost made me laugh. I’m an author. Of course I read to him. Our house is full of books. And I talk to him constantly.
But maybe I need to give him a chance to talk back and more time to develop.
Sigh….there are times when parenting is so hard, even harder than writing a story climax.