Updated: Jul 14
When Ben was 2 and only knew 20 words (all food nouns by the way) we were not sure he would ever learn to speak in full sentences. Anyone who knows him, knows that is no longer an issue but during his development, we tried to keep our words and phrases short and to the point. When he was patient, we would say "nice waiting" when he requested and item he would hear "nice talking". It was so ingrained in me after days and days of communicating that one evening when my husband greeted me with an after work kiss I automatically responded "nice kissing".