We have hit a language explosion around here in the last several days. R has started using complete 6-7 word sentences. Interestingly, they all start with "I want to..." Funny how human nature works isn't it?
I realized a few weeks ago that they TOTALLY comprehend 99% of what I am saying. This has been further evidenced by some of the things they have been saying back to me in the last few days.
Example 1: R was knee deep in playing with his motorcycles when I asked him to do something. He looked at me and said, "Hold on, pumpkin."
Example 2: Similar situation with K and she said, "A minute. I need to do somethin'." I said, "What do you need to do?" and she said,"'SOME-THIN"!"
Example 3: R was pulling K around the driveway in their triple wagon and said, "Mommy, I wanna take K see doggies." (This is what I always say to them when we walk around our neighborhood...that we're visitting all the neighbors' dogs.)
Example 4: As P climbs the stairs he chants under his breath "Be careful. Be careful. Be careful." He even told another little boy climbing the ladder on the playground, "Be careful." (Politely and like he was mothering him)
I know all this is normal. Of course they will learn to tell me what they want, but I am still new at this and it is freaking me out a little bit to have these little people and these big opinions!!
And, totally unrelated...but because the pictures make me giggle... here are my hot, sweaty, filthy-but-happy kiddos doing the Hokey Pokey this afternoon.
Life is good.