I know Caitlin has been going to primary school this year, and Caleb, being going-on-4, is developing fast.
But it still “hits” me when I speak to them, or overhear them during skype; how much they have “grown”.
While speaking to Caitlin, she slips in words and/or translations of things I say, or shows me art-craft works that she has obviously learned from school. Words or art stuff that I have not taught her, concepts and skills that she has obviously picked up being a kid in school.
Caleb’s speech is more cohesive now: longer sentences, not-so-simple-anymore requests and demands. I am also told of stories of what he’s been up to, and his reactions and responses.
Missing all these… Can’t wait for them to join me soon.