Tuesday, January 3, 2012

He Just Might Be On To Something

Isaac (3 1/2 yrs.) has come a long way with his speech.   He's putting together 3-4 word sentences like a pro, and is finally using his brothers' names regularly,.  Of course, we weren't aware of it at the time, but it turns out it was kind of a cruel thing to do to give him a little brother named Sebastian.  He's never even attempted to say that one.  He's called him "Baby" all along, and I don't see him trying anything different any time soon.  Since much of my speech during the day is directed toward Isaac, I too have taken to calling Sebastian "Baby", as have most of the other people in the house.  We've commented lately on the dilemma we'll have when we have a real baby in the house again.
Oliver came up with a solution today.  Out of the blue, he said, "Why don't we just call the new baby "Sebastian", and keep calling him "Baby"?"
Makes sense to me.  It's a great name.  And if you aren't using something, it's the responsible thing to do to recycle it, right?


  1. My oldest had to have speech therapy, especially for use of the letter "R", especially in blends: br, cr, tr, pr, etc. Unfortunately, the poor kid's name is Fritz (Frederick).

  2. Ah, the things we don't realize when we name them... I always wondered if Fritz was a nickname!