Mommy: “K honey, may I borrow the calculator please?”
Baby: “No, mommy. Yey-yens.”
Mommy: “Just for a few minutes, K.”
Baby: “No, mommy. …is mine.”
Mommy: “I will give the calculator back to you after I use it.”
Baby: “No! …is mine kah-yeh-tor.”
Mommy: “Well, may I borrow it later?”
Baby: “No, Mommy.”
This was our simple conversation this morning. I was doing bills payment when my little princess climbed up on the chair at the table and quickly grabbed the calculator. She ran to the living room and played with it. I was ready to balance my checkbook when I asked the calculator from her. She refused to give it to me.
As you may notice, she is saying 3-4 word sentence already. My daughter is developing her speech within the timeline for the 19 month old toddler. From 15 months, toddlers can speak more than 20 words and can construct a simple sentence. At this age, they understand simple commands more. It is very amazing how they develop their speech easily. Reading books and explaining things to her help a lot. At toddler stage, kids are very curious with everything. My daughter always asks “What-this?” My husband told me that the next she will ask is “Why?”. That’s when we have to have our answers ready.
I am very amused that my daughter shows her wits and cute personality. I love every moment I spend with her. As a mother, I will do my best to teach her and guide her to what is right, so she will grow smart and respectful.