Lance is 19 months old. Every day, he learns or attempts to learn new words. Lately, he has been fascinated with the magnetic letters we have on the fridge for him. His favorite letter is "E." He calls all of them "E."
While I am lying on the couch watching TV, I can hear the sounds of the magnetic letters clicking agianst the side of the refrigerator. Then the sound changes to the padding of his bare feet across the tile floor, through the kitchen, to me in the living room.
He looks at me with a very serious face.
"Eee..babble babble...Mama...babble babble...Eee....elp...oom...mama...babble..Eeee!"
He looked so concerned, and he was plainly trying to tell me something which needed my immediate attention.
"Show me, sweetheart!"
He took my hand, and led me to my bedroom, where the letter "E" was hidden in the darkness. He was trying to tell me that the letter E was in Mama's room, and he needed help getting it because it was dark.
How about that!