Molly has just recently started putting together simple two-word sentences, the main one being, “eat it”. This normally refers to actual food, and not a mean jab.
I am not sure if this counts as a sentence, but Molly also loves to say “Oh, Daddy”. I invariably reply “Oh, Molly”. Clever, I know. We riff back and forth like this for minutes at a time. Molly loves it. She has a big smile on her face the whole time, and she plays around with different ways to inflect the two words “Oh Daddy”.
For her part, Claire insists that Molly is not saying “Oh Daddy”. She strongly believes that Molly is saying “Old Daddy”, and she thinks I should not say “Oh Molly” back because it’s supposed to be “Old Molly”, and that doesn’t make sense since Molly is a baby, or actually a toddler, or a “Boddler”, as Claire says.
One of Molly’s favorite phrases is actually three words, although it sounds like one word when she says it: hearyago. She’ll often walk up to you and hand you something, saying “hereyago”, aka “Here you go”.
She also recently learned a classic three-word phrase, although she was just repeating it at her Mom’s prompting. When I was leaving the room one night for Kit to put Molly to sleep as she does each night, Kit said to Molly, “Can you say I love you to Daddy?” Sure enough, Molly repeated “I love you”, her first time to say such a difficult phrase (in more ways than one!).
Today, Molly made her first original, unprompted three-word sentence. While eating lunch, she dropped an orange slice on the floor. When our dog Muffin came to inspect it, Molly said, “Muffin eat it.” Pretty good for a boddler!