When 6yo was 18 months, she had quite an extensive vocabulary. She spoke in small sentences and could use her words to communicate her needs and wants. A typical conversation would go something like this:
Me: Are you Hungry?
Her: dyeah! (yes)
Me: What would you like?
Me: Ok, I’ll go make you some toast. I love you!
Her: Luv oo, Mommy!
Well, 1yo just reached the 18-month milestone this past weekend. Here how a typical conversation with him usually goes:
Me: Can you say “Mommy?”
1yo (with thumb in mouth): hmmffmmnnn
Me: What does a cow say?
1yo (takes thumb out): Roooaaarrr! (pops thumb back in)
Me: Can you say “Puppy”?
1yo: (stares blankly, thumb still firmly planted)
Me: Can you say “Daddy”?
1yo: (whimpers through thumb)
Me: Can you say “ball”?
1yo: (Yanks thumb out) BAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!
Me: Good! Can you say “Grandmom”?
Me: (sigh) Nevermind