For me, the best part of having kids is watching them change as they grow up - seeing them learn new skills, new words, new ideas, one at a time. Tatoe, who has just turned two, is very verbal. He says things like "It's not cooled off yet; it's still too hot" (in a lisping little baby voice, of course) or "I put the sweet potato in the cup!"
Last week, we were reading his bedtime books, one of which is "Time For Bed", and- I was so proud!- he made his first little toddler joke.
"It's time for bed, little mouse, little mouse-"
"It a goat!" Giggle giggle.
"It's time to sleep, little bird, little bird-"
"It a GOAT!" Hilarious giggling.
"It's time to sleep, little deer, little deer-"
"IT A GOAT!" Everyone dissolves into helpless laughter.