My two-year-old daughter is starting to talk way more. Learning new words every day and she surprises me all the time. For example, she dropped an item on the floor and we were headed out the door and I asked her to pick it up off the floor. She looked down and saw it. Anyone who has limited interaction with toddlers may not see the point. The point is if I had said “picked it up please” she would at her eye level when I added ‘floor’ to the request she knew where to look. Once you are an adult, unless you work with children before having your own you forget how smart young children are. We all heard “their brains are like sponges”. So very true. They observe and repeat. On a different morning, I gathered all her things and I was explaining to her it was time to go. My words were exactly “Let’s go, I got your crap” (I wasn’t in a pleasant mood), she repeats “crap”. Then I got the side glance from my husband. I am very careful to keep her ears clean of all swear words. In my book crap is not a swear word but according to my husband, he wants his little girl to be an angel always. She uses words whenever she can. A typical morning with her with her knocking on her door to let us know she wants out. She will keep knocking until you do. When I opened up the door, she hands me items one by one while telling me what they are. We move into the master bedroom sitting her down where I sleep and she pulls the blanket over her and points to the small available space next to her and says “Momma”. Letting me know I can site next to her and where. I wanted to cry with joy so bad! Seeing her put together what she knows to date and use it. As she develops her vocabulary, I have to be even more mindful of what I say as she is very likely to repeat. Watching a human learning how to communicate either through sign language or speech it is by far an amazing milestone to be a part of.