Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Reise's Mommy:</b>" I'm sorry you've had to go through this ... [snip!] ... my sons speech device. A nova chat 10. My niece who is 18 says, well maybe it's a sign. That's a good thing! I'm like O.K. :/"
Yeah, I don't plan on actively trying to get him to sign when he's young, but when I say anything I plan to sign it as well since I'm doing that for DS1 anyway. If he picks them up and starts using them on his own that's awesome. If not I won't try to get him to unless he's speech delayed as well. Not having very much support is difficult but I shrug it off and let people know I don't give a damn about their opinions. My sister and I are no longer talking because of that. She's 20, never lived on her own, never been around any child, let alone my child. She's met him twice and both times he was under 3 months old. She's only had one job her whole life and it was for 2 months. She tried to tell me how to raise him a couple weeks ago. I need to be doing this and that and I'm going to "smurf him up" and make him think there's something wrong with him all because I let him be in therapy and I seek his doctor's advice about how to discipline him since he is different than any of the other kids I've ever dealt with and I don't assume I know what I'm doing because I don't. Apparently, in the eyes of someone who has never even been around my kid that makes me a bad parent so I told her to go smurf herself and grow up and blocked her on facebook. The best part was "I know what I'm talking about, I've been reading stuff online."
She lives 9 hours away so facebook was the only way we had to communicate. If my dad happens to come down to meet DS2 when he's here she'll just have to be informed that since she already knows so much about my kids she doesn't need to see them.