The kids are just a pile of talkative recently. Connor has alot to say, although we still have trouble understanding him. I would say we’re about to about 80% understanding of what he is saying. Now whether others understand that much is yet to be seen (heard). Maybe Jean’s comprehension is a little higher because she works with him everyday, but it’s still not where I think it should be. Alia enjoys singing and knows the words to dozens of songs. They are both into imaginative play and direct each other to play parts, such as the princess, or the rescuer, or the bad guy.
What’s great is that they are moving in the combination of thoughts and phrases that are culled from previous conversations and are putting it all together.
Yesterday, they came to visit me at work as part of our recent car fiasco.
When they came in the front door:
Me: Connor, say hi to Marie.
Connor: Hi Marie. This is my sister Alia.
When they came back to my office:
Me: This is where I go everyday when I leave you guys and go to work.
Connor: This is a nice place.
When I showed him the pictures of themselves on my ‘keep my happy’ wall:
Me: Connor, who’s in the pictures?
Connor: That’s us. <- Note the use of the of the plural pronoun. Usually he identifies himself and Alia separately, so it’s nice to see the combo.