Carter was playing with his recorder this week (I still have memories of learning “Hot Cross Buns” on one when I was in first grade). At one point he put the bottom round end up to his eye and said, “See Minnie Mouse through telescope.” Then he flipped it around and started blowing a tune and said, “Blow Minnie Mouse out of flute.”

      There are points in which I get astonished by him and this was definitely one of them. He actually said “telescope” in full and even pretended to use it correctly. Then he carried his imaginative Minnie to a different usage, stringing concepts together and speaking in sentences to describe what he was doing. I have to remind myself sometimes that he JUST turned two.