The medical report faxed to us said our son could “speak in full sentences” and proclaimed him healthy. So who was this eerily quiet toddler on the exam table?
SUSAN VAUGHAN MOSHOFSKY is a mother, teacher, and writer who lives with her family of five in Portland. Her writing has appeared in Brain, Child Magazine; Grown and Flown; Huffington Post; Mothering.com, and The Oregonian. In May 2015, she read this essay in the Portland edition of the national Listen to Your Mother Show. She can be found on Twitter at @suemopdx and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/susanvaughanmoshofsky).