Monday, March 31, 2014

Conversations with a toddler

I can't even explain how surreal it is to chat with a toddler. It's probably odd for most parents--but neither of my older children spoke before the age of 2--my oldest, at 17, still doesn't talk.

So I was completely unprepared for our first conversation, which happened simply because I'm used to talking without expecting a response.

It happened after I'd confiscated a penny Harper tried to put in her mouth. She wasn't screaming like she usually does, which made me suspicious.

Me: Is there something in your mouth?

Harper thinks for a moment.

Harper: Yes!

Me: What is in your mouth?

Harper sticks out her tongue.