But then this morning, she runs up to me with a little bouncy ball in her hand. It's one of the smaller ones, about an inch in diameter, that could still be a choking hazard so I reached out and took it from her. She was ticked: "No, no mama! Mine, Mine! No! That ball mine, mama!"
A four word sentence! She's awesome. And she got the ball back. For a little while at least. As I handed it back to her, I told her to NOT put it in her mouth, then I said, "Okay?" Very solemnly, she shook her head yes. I trusted her because SHE STRUNG FOUR WORDS TOGETHER!!