I talk. I talk a lot. I talk about important topics, I talk about nonsense, I talk about dreams and I talk bullshit. I talk to anybody who will listen and even to those who won't.
The mister talks. He talks a lot. He talks so fast, sometimes, that I'm the only one who can understand him. He talks about anything and everything, to anyone and everyone.
Munchkin talks. He talks, rarely. He says mum, dad, wow, bird, cat, Opa, blue, dog, god-damn, mine, here, apple and well, that's about it. He talks to the mister, me and only a few other people.
Munchkin only really started chattering constantly a couple of weeks ago. Until then it was only a series of grunts. Grunts to tell us what he wanted or didn't want, where he did or didn't want to go or do. Grunts for everything and anything.
I blamed myself. I blamed my intuition and always knowing what he meant and wanted. Although I blamed myself I didn't want to stop following my intuition so I turned to Dr Google.
Yes, I freaked. Almost two years old and no words said more than once. Dr Google informed me that he should be saying at least more than ten proper words in context or even sentences! So Dr Google was sitting behind the computer telling me there was something wrong with my precious boy.
Freaking REALLY began. I checked out forums, asked parenting pages on facebook and stalking mummy blogs to find answers. I found them.
I found that as a mother, as a parent, I should follow my intuition. I should do what I've done since munchkin was born and never stop. I found that if I know what my son wants without him having to say it then I should see it as a blessing rather than a curse.
I haven't stopped following my intuition. I never will, no matter how small or big it may be. If it's fetching munchkin a water or knowing that he is hungry without him needing to say so, then my intuition is valuable and worth trusting.
Guess what?! Regardless of how much I gave into munchkin's grunts he is talking more and more each day. He may go to the fridge and get his own bottle of water or bring me his jar of olives, but I still know what he is going to do with that empty bottle of coke.
I'm still learning to calm down if munchkin doesn't reach goals at the same time he apparently should. I think it will take a lifetime, but I'm more aware and trying more.
I do know one thing though and if you are a parent you should too.
Follow your intuition. It is EXTREMELY valuable to you and your family.