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Monday, December 03, 2007

ESL - English as a Foriegn Language

Speech delays are curious things but speech pathologists are there to help. Progress can be speedy when an enthusiastic parent gets on board with the programme. Other parents, lesser mortals, can sometimes be the harbingers of doom.


He sits on the throne. I lean on the door jam, awaiting the director of services to direct. I pull at the handful of wadded toilet paper, waiting. This of course is the perfect time, to have a chat, whilst he is immobile and without distractions.

“So…..isn’t that so much more comfortable now that Daddy’s replaced those tatty old loo seats?”
“Tatty? Tatty? Tatty? What it is be dah ‘tatty’?”
“Oh, well sort of old, discoloured, a bit manky.”
“Manky? Manky? Manky? Man? Key?”
“Oh dear, um well just not it very good nick.”
“Nick? Nick? Nick? What it is be dah ‘nick’?”
“Condition, not in very good condition sort of moth eaten.”

He springs up from the toilet as if burnt, “I am not want dah moths ta eat my butt,” he screeches as he disappears from view around the corner.

His future career as an entomologist dashed.


Anonymous said...

You are my crystal ball, since my 4year old in diapers will soon be sitting on the throne as well.

I'll definitelely remember to avoid any bug references in our potty conversation. Love the story and the picture. Made me smile..

Linda said...

A lovely post as always and one of many for which I have given you an award over on my blog.

Never ends, does it??

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...


I'm "Mrs. C" (not my real name) and I live in Missouri. Have five boys, two are diagnosed as autistic. (12 and 7). I homeschool one and the other gets a zillion things on his IEP LOL!! I'm glad I found your blog.

Jeni said...

That was hysterical!

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