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Ok, another question about DD2

(53 Posts)
Lougle Sun 18-Nov-12 13:38:13

I noticed today, that DD2 doesn't seem to use language as I expect. I <as ever> don't know what is normal.

She has a tummy bug. She can't even keep water down, so food is out of the question. She doesn't want food, but was anxious about it.

She said 'Mum, why can't I have the thing that you and Daddy and DD1 and DD3 are having?' I replied 'do you mean food?' and she said 'yes'.

Why didn't she just say 'food' or 'something to eat'? Why did she list each of our names, and call the food 'the thing that you are having'?

Is that what a 5 year old normally does?

I know that DD3 (3.7) would just say 'why can't I have something to eat?' In fact, so would DD1.

There's something I can't put my finger on, but it just sounds so...formal but wrong.

mariammma Fri 23-Nov-12 10:43:37

Chinese and sign languages

would probably suit our dc better. A much clearer, more logical sentence layout really....

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 23-Nov-12 14:02:15

Just found this.

DS is 8 and has a really roundabout way of speaking. He expects me to know what he istalking about and insists on giving me sooooo much detail - everything is given its full name - he is currently obsessed with Lego batman but it must be called Lego batman DC Avengers (or whatever it is....). If he gets interrupted or loses his train of thought he has to start all over again. He has a DX of ASD.

DD is 5. She still gets pronouns muddled and we have real problems with days of the week, yesterday and tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day after this day. She has no DX but I am beginning to wonder...... especially with all the sensory issues that we get bombarded with! (I was practically weeping with relief that today was non uniform day as it meant she could wear her trainers and thus no socks rather than her 'hurty' shoes and socks that 'annoy my feet'

Lougle Fri 30-Nov-12 20:15:06

Today, she said 'solid means ice, doesn't it?' I explained that ice is solid, but not everything that is solid is made of ice.

I took her for a walk to the shops earlier today. It's cold. She said, when we got back:

'I am so shopping tired and all that twisting and turning, I'm boy oh boy oh tired!'

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