The Bebefiles: 20 Months- we don’t need no stinkin verbal communication!

Khalid doesn’t talk yet, and that doesn’t seem to be holding him back. Case in point- Khalid wanted cheerios.

When Khalid wants a book read, he will track me down and hand it to me. When Khalid wants a date, he brings me the box. When Khalid wants to go out, he brings me a shoe. (Just one, it’s enough to get the message across, but then we have to spend ten minutes looking for the other one because he’s probably put it in his toy box)

Khalid has a variety of interesting sound effects in his verbal jukebox, but no meaningful ma-ma or ba-ba. Compare this to the 120-word list of my vocabulary at 18 months that my own Momma recorded for me. Khalid seems to be a little behind schedule when you compare him to baby Abez, but as far as other milestones go, he’s way ahead of the game.

Take, for example, eating dirt. He may not even be two years old, but my Bebeface is a full-fledged dirt-eater. That in itself bumps him from ‘baby’ to ‘miniature boy.’ Why? Because babies don’t eat dirt, but little boys sure do! Khalid drives toy cars all over the furniture (and walls and floors and family members) which is also a very little-boy behavior. He doesn’t go vroom vroom yet, but I know he’s thinking it.

He also drinks from a cup on his own, and is decently good at it, except when he stos paying attention and then pours his entire drink into the space one inch from his open mouth. Oh, and he eats bath bubbles too. That’s very advanced, is it not?

*beams with pride*

My little boy. They grow up so fast!

*wipes away tear*


Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on

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