Rhett(2) woke up 3 days ago speaking in complete sentences. It wasn't that he wasn't talking. He would jabber on through binkied mouth in phrases and repeated words about 20 % distinguishable to the non-relative ear. So imagine my surprise when he walked up to me first thing in the morning and said:
"Reid hit me in the head!"
I nearly cried. How beautiful! His first sentence. Subject-check. Verb-check. Bonus points for the prepositional phrase. I let it rest for an hour or so. I just wanted to soak in the amazement. Later I smelled something foul and asked Rhett if he had stinky pants. He replied:
"No, Grandma changed me."
I nearly cried. How beautiful! His second sentence. Subject-check. Verb-check. Bonus points for the exclamation. I let it rest for an hour or so. I just wanted to soak in the amazement. Later he walked into the kitchen. He announced:
"I go in car. I go in fiiiiiiive minutes."
I nearly cried. How beautiful! His first two sentence combination. Subject-check/check. Verb-check/check. Bonus prepositional phrase-check/check. I also felt like I needed to award additional points for catchy phrasing and dramatic delivery.
Let's take inventory of his first 4 sentences. His life is in peril. He resourcefully recruits help as needed. He is on the move. He is giving me warning. This is a pretty clear and concise picture of his world here at casa de Nirvana.
I am hiding the car keys and my cell phone. I have no idea what skills he will master or what he might say next...
When I am not here.
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