Maddie’s verbal skills have advanced by leaps and bounds. Here’s a sampling of recent conversations.
Daddy: C’mon Maddie, let’s brush your teeth.
Maddie: And comb my ears! [This is from the book Olivia]
Mommy (at 7 a.m., opening the door to her room): Good morning Maddie.
Maddie: I’m sleeping.
Mommy: Want to get up?
Maddie (flopping her head down rather theatrically): No.
Maddie (holding up a garbanzo bean): What’s this?
Mommy: A garbanzo bean. Can you say garbanzo bean?
Maddie: ‘Banzo bean!
Maddie, while playing with her baby doll: Want to change her diaper. [I report this one not so much for its cuteness, though it is cute, but for its complexity. A five-word grammatically correct sentence is pretty advanced for a 26-month-old. I’m her mother, so I’m biased. But objectively speaking she’s clearly brilliant.]
Maddie, after having a bedtime story read to her by Daddy: Nice story. Want to go to bed now. [Another complex sentence. And clearly my girl likes her sleep.]
More to come …