The speech of two-year olds is the stuff of adorably cute memories that, if your family is anything like mine, are repeated for decades. Take bizarre names for people and objects, add a dash of accidental comedy genius and combine with an infant’s uniquely surreal take on the universe and you’ve got the recipe for an abundance of special moments. Tilly is no exception and having just turned three years of age and now speaking with remarkable fluency, I took a look at the meteoric and often hilarious rise of language from my daughter.
This week with Tilly has been a corker. We’ve done little out of the ordinary but for a variety of reasons it’s been one of the easiest and most enjoyable since she was born, very nearly two years ago. It’s made me realise just how far both she’s come and we’ve come as a family. While it’s common to mark the big achievements such as walking and talking, countless smaller but significant milestones pass by uncelebrated, such as the end of crying at certain times of day or the myriad other steps that transform a baby into a proper little person. This post is dedicated to remembering those smaller moments.