She Walks the Walk, but She Ain’t Talking the Talk

Tori is going to be 2 next month,how the hell did that happen?!

Besides the terrible two’s which started at 1, I am battling with the dreaded DUMMY, I have no idea how to get rid of the damn thing! She is so attached to her “myne”, that it just feels downright cruel to force her to give it up.

So besides the general irritation of seeing my child with a handle attached to her face, I am worried about her speech. Maybe I am being paranoid; she does say some things and does listen and follow basic instructions. I am almost certain, well actually 100% positive her lack of speech is contributed to the DUMMY.

She doesn’t have it at school, at all, but the moment her bum sits the car seat, she screams, cries, tantrums for her “Myne” and after a long day at work, I do not have the strength or energy to fight with her or deal with her tantrums over a freaking dummy. But I also have noticed that her speech is (as you have seen by “Myne”) is Dual, she is in an Afrikaans school.

So could her lack of speech be from learning 2 languages or the DUMMY or both? What did you do to get rid of the DUMMY and how long did it take for your little one to adjust to not having a DUMMY?

Yours sincerely,
Desperate mama


2 thoughts on “She Walks the Walk, but She Ain’t Talking the Talk

  1. None of my 3 took to a dummy BUT we had the bottle. Kiara still chooses a sports bottle of a cup/mug! Jack is still very attached to his bottle.

    Does she talk at school? It could be the two languages but I wouldn’t stress to much right now to be honest. If she is understanding you and saying words then I would leave her.

  2. Ending a letter with yours sincerely and not starting it properly? How rude!

    She will be fine! J was, L was (we hope) and so will Tori and Oli. We will figure it out as we go 🙂

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