Apparently they've changed the rules since then, because even though my youngest was saying fewer words and was less easy to understand than #2, he didn't qualify for speech therapy. And so the battle continues - I understand, but only what he's said before. If he adds a new word, it involves me having to determine from context or repeat it over and over myself until I figure it out. Endless frustration for both of us.
So for anyone who is planning on visiting, or who might be living with, a toddler, I'd like to present the toddler translation dictionary.
- nant noo - thank you
- mcnahno - McDonald's
- it neem - ice cream
- ferdetti - spaghetti
- wake - like, as in I don't like that
- ahmam - I am
- nant - can't
- fadater - refrigerator
- difor - dinosaur
- nain - train
- Nahmit - Thomas, as in the tank engine
Just a small sampling, of course. But I'm telling you, if they ever let toddlers join the UN, I'll be a shoe-in for translator.