Miles’s babysitter came over tonight so Jaclyn and I could go to the movies for the first time in a long, long while. As soon as they saw each other, Ms. Sharon started asking him questions about how daycare was going, including what teachers were still there and who was working with each age group. I was amazed at how deftly Miles navigated the conversation, speaking authoritatively and elaborating with additional details when needed. My favorite exchange, however, came when Sharon asked him, “Who’s in the baby room now?” talking, of course, about which teacher was supervising the infants now.
“…babies,” Miles replied.