Little Boy, our newest foster boy, cannot pronounce his “H” sounds – unless we encourage it.
The other day, Big Boy was talking about how much he misses his home as we sat at the table eating our lunch. He shared how sad he is and how he misses his Daddy and his Nana. He loves them very much and we often talk about them and all the work his daddy is doing so he can take care of Big Boy.
As we talked, a gradual pout formed on Little Boy’s face. He started to whimper and said, “I miss my sishter.” We talked about how he feels and how much he misses his sister. I reminded him that he would see her soon, which does little to comfort a small child. Understandably, he wanted to see her right away.
Little Boy continued sharing his feelings, “I want to go home too.” Often, it helps Big Boy to talk about the things at his home he misses, such as what it looks like and what toys he misses. I thought I would use the same method and asked Little Boy, “What does your home look like?”
His pout vanished and a small smile appeared forming the words, “Your ‘Ouse.”
[Did your heart grab your chest like mine?]