My two-year old granddaughter is very verbal. She’s been talking non-stop for quite a while, but it is only recently that we started to understand what she was saying. Now we know what she’s been hearing for the past two years and we've started to question our abilities as language models. On our walk to the park on Tuesday she talked the entire trip:
“Watch out! Be careful. Look for cars. Don’t walk in the street, stay on the sidewalk. Watch out for dog poop. Oh, there’s the dog poop. Watch out. We don’t like dog poop, do we , Nana? There’s a pretty flower. It’s a “lello” flower. Look for dog poop. Watch out for cars. Go this way, go this way. We’re going to the park, we’re going to the park. There’s the park. Yeah, the park!”Who knew that we spent so much time warning children about dog poop and speeding cars?