“Thank You”

Ivan said “thank you” this morning. I’ve heard him attempt it before but this morning was different in that he wasn’t repeating or imitating anyone and wasn’t prompted in anyway to say it.

I heard him whine and realized he was out of milk in his sippy cup so I offered milk. He nodded and grinned to say, yes. While I was pouring the milk I heard him saying something but was too occupied to really listen.

As I brought the milk toward him I realized he was grinning at me and saying “Dii Du” as if he were squeezing the words out of his mouth. It’s really funny to watch him try to talk because it really doesn’t come naturally to him. He has to work hard at expressing each syllable and sound. Regardless, I knew he meant thank you and I was terribly impressed.

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