Katydid

I feel so often that I write about the cute things that my older daughter says or does, but the one who speaks clingon, melts my heart just as much:

Our little Katie - 18mo (aka: Katydid/Katydon't) brings us so much joy. She is one of few words, so when she actually started saying, "Peeeese!" last week while pointing to the refrigerator, it was so hard to say no, because she is actually using her words now. Our latest little one word wonder likes to yell "TADA!" when climbing on top of the tree stump at the mall. It gets me every time. So, imagine my distress as I come home from our mini vacation yesterday, only to find out that she couldn't talk. Yes, despite the few words she knows, it was saddening to see that she couldn't speak at all. Katydid has laryngitis. My sister in-law said she was pretty much mute the whole weekend. She was so excited to see us, yet could barely screech out a "mommy." It breaks your heart when you see them struggling so hard to swallow and whisper out a word. Thankfully, it doesn't seem to be bothering her too much today, as she is already getting a kick out of her high pitched, raspy voice. She says a word over and over again, only to look my way to see if she can get a reaction. She knows that even if she can't speak, she can always count on the hundred facial expressions she's always had to get her mama going. Yes, Katydid, you had us from the beginning.

7 comments:

Renee said...

Poor little girl!! Yes, your mama heart definitely does hurt when your little ones don't feel well. Nothing pulls at those heartstrings like their pain. Everything else in the world stops.

I'm glad to hear that she's feeling better! And getting a kick out of her scratchy voice!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Precious photo! I hope she is feeling better soon. It is so hard to watch them feel bad.

Earen said...

What a cutie she is! I hate when my kids are sick & why does it seem to be that way when either you have plans & someone else is watching them? I hope she feels better soon!

Kris said...

Oh, our dear Katydid! I hope she feels better soon! Can't wait to see you all in a week or so!
K

emilymcd said...

Oh, man. That would bring tears to my eyes to see a little one not be able to cry for momma.

What a cutie. I love the "Katydid" title.

Short Stop said...

Oh, I can only imagine that would break my heart, too. Hope she's saying "TADA" again very, very soon!

BTW, I love those little tree stumps. Max loves them and he likes to dive head first off of them! :):)

I'm Tara. said...

Awwww, sweet girl. Actually, Miss G has half the voice she normally does right now. She does this huge, dramatic, fake sneeze -- aaaaaaaaachhhhooooooooo, and today it was like squeeeeeeaaaakkkk - choo. :( So sad. (But made me laugh, it was so pathetic.)

By the way, is she cute or WHAT????