February 15, 2010


Drinking out of a straw.  The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.  I guess that makes me the camel.  There is no good way to teach someone how to use a straw when they really don’t want to learn how.  As soon as my buddy sees that straw coming, he throws his head back and yells at me.  He has no words, but sure does get the point across.

The fact that he can only drink out of a bottle doesn’t bother me too much.  I am more concerned about the future.  I want him to be able to speak as clearly as possible in order to make his adulthood easier.  There is a school of thought where the stronger his lip/tongue muscles are, the better his speech will be.  Sucking on a bottle does nothing to help the situation.

I am a patient person.  But I feel like we are getting nowhere.  There are no mini victories along the way.  Just frustration.