I keep both of these videos on my phone for several reasons:
- They instantly remind me of how much my son has grown
- They cheer me up whenever I watch them
- They are great examples of early conversations I would have with my son
I never realized that I was teaching my son how to have conversations. As parents, we are used to telling our children things (sit there, don't touch that, say please). But, it is when we teach them how to converse with us that they get the biggest benefit. And that benefit lasts throughout their lives.
Of course, my son is still young, so he is still learning - learning how to change the subject, and the amount of detail to include and to use more nouns than pronouns so we can follow along with his side of the story. But, it is amazing to shear his thoughts.
What topics do your children like to talk about with you? Tell me in the comments.