New Jake things: he’s started saying bot-bot when we change his nappy. He also understands when asked if he’s done a poo. He nods then goes to his changing mat or points to his nappies. Then there’s his disappearing hand trick. He pulls his sleeve over his hand and flops his empty sleeve about. I say, “Where’s your hand gone?” He pushes it out and says, “There!” I don’t know where he learned to do this. And today, he said Mummy and meant it.* I asked, “Who’s Mummy Jake?” and he turned and pointed at me. It made me cry.
(*For those who didn't know, up until now, he's been calling both me and Paul "Daddy". Though he hasn't actually used the word Mummy to call me yet. He was just saying it to himself in a sing-song when I asked him who Mummy was.)