Delphinium is now a chatterbox of the first order. Oh not when we're out in public or around our friends, then she's usually Little Miss Observant. When we're home together, just the two or three of us, she does not stop. It all started about six months ago when she was on her changing table early one morning. She looked up at the picture of a bear holding a jar of honey and said "Bears like honey! Bees make honey! Buzz buzz! Mommy like honey!" Before that she'd been sticking to two word "sentences." Now the lid was off the jar.
She does ask the usual toddler questions of "what that" and "who that" quite a bit, but she also uses more complex little tidbits that she's learned as well. When choosing something she will often start by saying "Hmm let me see..." She loves to announce the next activity or destination, so we get a lot of "Mommy and Del go to the library! Get new books!" She also likes to offer commentary about the people she sees so "Baby cry. His mommy say 'no no baby no cry." is quite common The other day, out of the blue, she said "Nice pants Mommy."
Then there are all the South Africanisms she has threaded through her vocabulary. I assumed she had an American accent (I am around her waaay more) until I took her to visit some of my old co-workers, and they admired her cute little accent. She says "plasters" for bandaides, "wee" for pee, "bum" for butt, and both tomatoes and vitamins come out with a South African flair. It's incredibly cute if you ask me.
This morning on the way home from toddler class, she was sitting in her seat and singing along to the music. As we turned off the main road I turned down the sound since it no longer needed to compete with the sound of the engine. I assumed the change would go unnoticed. Pretty soon a voice from the back said "Mommy! Mommy! Muse more LOUDER!"