At the age of 26 months or so, Frances went from speaking less than the average child her age to using compound sentences, correct adjective-adverb distinction, and story-telling, in an incredibly short period of time. (It truly seemed to occur just about overnight.)
Me: What is it?
Frances: It’s where I go get an apple and throw it at something.
Me: Uh, no. No, we’re not going to play that game. (By this point, she is running to get the stool that she uses to reach the apples.)
Frances: You should watch me, Mummy. It’s very cute.