My son can now walk around and ask for specific things from us and we can understand him. He woke up this morning and asked me to wash his pacifier, and then asked me for water. Both requests were easy to understand and he was pleased with the result. He then got into my bed and said “Dad, sit”. I told him I had to go to work and he said “Dad, bus stop”, since I take the bus to work.
I can’t express the joy I find in seeing him learn about communicating and to actually make his way in the world. It’s so interesting and gratifying – it must be ingrained in our DNA to take pleasure in seeing our kids learn and thrive.
We drive by the YMCA, on the side we don’t normally enter and he says “swimming” because that’s what we do there on Tuesday nights. It’s amazing.