This is Kristiana’s first Tot Talk and it’s a “you had to be there” moment. but I am going to post it anyway, because she caught me off-guard.
On Monday morning we were all playing in the living room before school and Kristiana had dropped her toy in front of me and then ran away. Then she came back for the toy. I picked it up and handed it back to her and she replied, “Tan tou” (Thank you).
Not only had I never heard her say that, or anything that complex, she used it appropriately. It was a joyous moment. It was a sovereign moment. When I picked her up from daycare at the end of the day, her teachers said that she said thank you whenever they gave her food.
Then when we came home she gave me this beautiful smile to commemorate the occasion of her use of intermediate linguistics.