The Little Empress recently added two new, long awaited words to her vocabulary:
Before last weekend, she would say “Mom” and “Dad.” Less often, she’d say “Mama” and “Dada”
I like the certain ring the words “Mommy” and “Daddy” have to them. I like this change.
One of the more heartbreaking things about her speech delay is that we’re still waiting to hear her say, “I love you.”
We know she loves us. But sometimes, you just really… really… want to hear it.
But I can be patient for just a little while longer. If The Little Empress has taught me anything, it is that she does everything on her own terms, when she’s ready. I know I’ll hear it, eventually. And when I do, I know that she’ll mean it and it will make hearing it that much sweeter.