Nathanael is just 21 1/2 months old, and he's something of a chatterbox and loves to hang around while the other kids are doing their schooling. He's an incredible mimic, too.
I knew he was absorbing things, but figured, hey, he's just 21 months old, right?
So tonight at dinner I nearly fell off my chair when he interrupted Benji, who was trying to learn to identify the initial sounds in words, with this sentence, "'Whoops' starts the sound of doubles-you."
Why, yes, it does. And no, Benji hadn't been working on "Whoops" as a word the whole evening.
I think it might have been a fluke, though. Later Nathanael informed me, "Doubles-you says mmmmmm."