The children are chatting to each other in the bath. Well, T is chatting. C, although starting to speak, is still a way behind in the conversational stakes. Her current repertoire is a whole load of babble and four or five proper words, including a broad Manc 'hiya' and 'Dada', but nothing of course for the parent who currently gets up four times a night to soothe her teething brow. Not that I'm bitter of course. Hmph.
Anyway, the conversation goes like this:
Mummy, C can't walk yet can she? No darling Can she talk yet either? She can say some words but she can't talk properly, no (holding up a toy) C, can you say duck? DUHHHK Mummy she said duck! Yes darling, duck is one of the words she can say Can you say train? DUHHHK Can you say boat? DUHHHK Can you say ... hot tap? (he was clutching at straws here) DUHHHK (he looks around the bathroom) Mummy can C say toilet? No I don't think so darling Mummy can I say toilet? Yes darling, you just said it then! I'm going to teach C to say a new word. C ... can you say toyyyy lettt DUHHHK No, Toilet! DUHHK NO! TOILET! DUHHK