dear little leah,
i try to be a positive person - especially when it comes to the efforts of others. i really, truly try. but there is one thing that really gets to me and i have a hard time seeing the positive in it. often, when people talk to you, they do so in a voice like they are talking to a baby. you know, that really high-pitched, sqeaky tone with lots of oooohs and aaaahs.
i don't know what to do, leah. it really drives me up a wall. i know they probably don't know what to do and in all honesty, i guess i'm glad they're talking to you at all, not just ignoring and avoiding you like some.
but, because you don't respond doesn't mean you don't hear or understand.
does it bother you as much as it bothers me, leah? do you even care? do you want to turn around and talk to them like they're a baby or punch them in the face or kick them in the shins? i do. maybe they don't even know they're doing it. maybe they think because you can't do or say all the things a normal three and a half year old does and says, that you don't understand. maybe.
maybe they think they're being more kind by responding to you in that way. maybe.
maybe they honestly, truly just aren't even aware that they're even speaking to you differently than they speak to their own three year old two feet away. maybe.
i don't know.
and i wish it didn't bother me so, but it does. and my only solution right now is to suck it up and be an example. to speak to you how i would like them to speak to you. and to treat you with the respect and understanding a three year old deserves. and i'll refrain from the face punching and shin kicking - for now.
i love you, little leah.