February 20, 2012
As time has gone on I think I’ve grown accustomed to the leaps and bounds by which Layla grows weekly. Every once in a while, though, she’ll really drop a stunner that leaves me reeling, bringing me back down to earth with just how much she’s progressing. Just last night as I was getting her ready for bed, she looked up at me and matter-of-factly said “I want to see the video with the rhino with the horn.” We’d been watching some Youtube videos of rhinos that she’d really enjoyed, and I’d been talking to her about the horns on top of their nose. For most of the night she’d say one or two words about the videos, but nothing like the complete sentence that came out later.
She’s just shy of 23 months old today, and I find it totally jaw-dropping that she’d come up with a sentence of that complexity this early. I guess it reaffirms my belief that she knows full-well how to speak in her mind - she’s just working on how to get it out! I’ll certainly continue to speak to her in full sentences. From the looks of things soon enough she’ll be responding in kind!