I know a lot of people have said that once their toddler started talking it was like a switch and that they did not stop, but wow! Little O has taken a massive (mahoosive, ginormous, incredible) leap in his language skills this past week or so. He can now put a few words together into simple phrases and is copying so much of we say and now retaining these words too.
This has taken a huge weight off my mind, as I had been quite concerned about his language development in recent months. But now I can take a sigh of relief and just enjoy the funny things that he is saying.
On Sunday, out on a walk I saw a slug and pointed it out to him and then noted in an aside to Husband that it just taken a poo, forgetting that toddler ears hear so much and toddler brain can understand so much too. Little O crouched down, waved at the slug and called out: “Bye bye, poo!”
Earlier in the week I had taken a daytime nap owing to this summer cold that Little O has kindly been sharing around. His toddler brain went into overdrive and when I got up later and came back into the living room to see him and my mother-in-law, he had put two and two together and made five. He jumped on my lap, pointed at belly and shouted “Mamma baby!”. And today he went one step further in his toddler reasoning, poking me in the boob and declaring that that was also a “Mamma baby!”. Oh dear…