The Baby Bible claims 2-year old toddler's should be able to say around 20 words, and early talkers don't put three-word sentences together and count to 10 until around 24-months. Charlotte had 50-words at 11-months, and has been counting to 10 since she was 14 months. Hmmm...
Now we know she's not unique - we have friends with equally talkative and bright children. But right now I'm trying to remember and savour this brilliant time where we're having full-on conversations, but she gets things just a little bit wrong which makes me smile. The innocence of trying. And I don't always correct her, because it's so cute how she gets things nearly right, and she gets so much right I want to cling on to the rare baby-ish bit of her just a while longer.
Here are a few of my favourite Charlotte-isms:
- "See soon, later" (when she says Goodbye)
- "'Ow 'bowwwt" (trans. "how about"... to pretty much everything - choosing a book, choice of CD in the car, what to have for tea, when we're going round the supermarket)
- "Oh No - his milk fell over" (when her baby brother brings up a bit of milk)
- "It's MINDS" (mine - claiming possession of most things these days)
- "Mummy Sofie, Mummy Kobi" (talking about her friends' Mum's)
- "Cue-bunger" (cucumber)
- "Beeeeeeez" (instead of Buzzz for a Bee)
The only thing that worries me... is that it's another year and a half until she goes to pre-school!