“Tiene un carácter muy lindo. No hace caso para nada, pero tiene carácter muy lindo…”
“He has a lovely personality. He doesn’t do as he is told in the slightest, but he has a lovely personality…” So Danny’s nursery director told me the other day. She loves him because she’s a semi-professional singer and he has been able to sing in tune since he was old enough to make sounds, so they keep each other happily entertained at the nursery during weekday mornings.
It has taken a while but Danny is now busily gathering himself a verbal vocabulary. We did wonder when he would get round to it, although in fairness he does have a few things stacked against him being a boy, with an older sibling to speak for him, and trying to learn two languages at once. At the moment he is fascinated by the concept of “not” and how two things aren’t the same. He has a little routine which goes “That’s not a truck, it’s a motorbike. Yes, motorbike”, or “That’s not a penguin it’s a rabbit. Yes, rabbit”, or my favourite so far: “That’s not a llama, it’s Daddy. Yes, Daddy”