Julian is communicating more and more every day. He is at the stage where his knowledge of what I'm saying and what is going on around him continually surprises me. It's that point where his language skills haven't quite caught up with his cognitive skills. This doesn't last for long, at least for D'arcy it didn't. Her ability to communicate soon surpassed her ability to do and think.
So even though he can't say "trash" yet, he knows what the trash is, and can put things in there, even though he can't say "milk", he sure knows where his milk cups are located and where the milk comes from. It's amazing and it's delightful every day to see what he has figured out.
He is so smart, that he now knows how to pretend that he doesn't know how to do something in order to continue doing what he wants to do. For example,
I say, "Julian come her?"
Julian is playing with something across the way.
Julian says, "Huh?" and continues to play.
This means, "Mom I didn't quite hear what you said. Can you say it again while I continue to play?"
I say again, "Julian, you heard me. Now, come hear."
Julian says, "Huh?" and gives me that look that conveys, no really I didn't hear you.