There Needs To Be a Reason First

Sunday, August 15, 2004.

Fandom(s): .
Rating: K.

Summary: How do you get a baby to start talking?

Notes: Written for a Fuda 100 challenge: “First Times.”

“The doctor said he should have been talking months ago, I’m getting worried.”

“I wouldn’t worry about it. Look at his eyes — there’s always something going on there behind them. Pretty soon, he’ll start talking. Yutaka? . . . Say ‘Mama’ for your mama over there.”

“ . . . ”

“Dear, we’ve been trying to coax him into saying ‘mama’ and ‘papa’ for a month now. Maybe we should be trying to get him to name things like his toys. Yutaka, what’s this? It’s your teddy bear.”

“ . . . ”

“Try his building blocks instead. Son, say ‘building blocks.’ ”

“ . . . ”

“We just want you to talk! Say something! Say anything!”


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