As we draw closer to Nichole’s birthday, I keep remembering when she was little. Most children learn their first words and quickly pick up a vast vocabulary. Nichole didn’t. As I’ve mentioned before, her development was delayed. So, her first words were later than most children’s. She picked up the usual “mama” word pretty quickly but her favorite word was “okay” and my goodness, did she have 900 different ways to say it. That was her answer for everything!
Are you hungry? okay!
Are you sleepy? okay?
Do you need changed? OKAY!
Nickie, I love you. Do you love me? *giggles* okay….?
She just cracked the rest of us up with her 900 okays. It was almost a godsend when she finally picked up a
few new words. Then, when she really started talking, we missed the okays.
She was such a precious, precocious little girl. And now, we’re merely a week away from her being a 14-year-old, precocious young lady. I love her with every fiber of my being, and I know that no matter what, she’ll always be “okay”….