It's hard for me, because I compare him to Ella and her extensive vocabulary at age two. I know I shouldn't. It's apples and tigers. Ella couldn't do a jumping jack until first grade and Jack can pedal a bike and roller skate, but life is far less frustrating for everyone when a common language is spoken. I've heard him make all the required sounds for speaking English. He has all the consonants and vowels in his arsenal, it just seems like he doesn't really care about it that much. Some days I'm all lax about it, figuring he'll learn at his own pace and he won't end up in first grade not being able to say 'please' and 'thank you' and other days I hear children at the grocery who seem like big kids to me and they are having a hard time speaking and I get all anxiety filled about Jack's words. I did talk to a language specialist who wasn't worried, but that was three months ago already. And what if, that was then and this is now?!
And now as I write this, I see how it is my primary occupation as a mother,