We’ve been trying to break Cassidy from the ‘Um” word. She uses it about three times per sentence. It seems as if when we broke her from the word ‘like’ she replaced it with the word ‘um’.
What Ben does is tell her, ‘Start over again, take a deep breath and say what you have to say all in one breath.’ She can say A LOT in one breath. So today after telling her to do that and her getting out what she needed to say ‘um’ free this followed:
Ben: See, you can say a lot in one breath and without the word ‘um’!!
Ben: Can you tell me how you are going to do it from now on?
Cassidy: I’m going to take a deep breath and then say what I need to say like *takes a deep breath* blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Like that.
Ben: *laughing* You’re going to blog that, right?
Who taught her how to say ‘blah’?! sheesh!