I had a delightful time playing with Lijah early this morning, before the other boys were up and while Mama got some well-deserved time to exercise outside of the house. His vocabulary and sentence structure are expanding by leaps and bounds—which is just what he needs to show off his distinctive personality.
This morning the game was knights. A small portion went like this:
Lijah: "I put you in the dungeon with the baby dragon. Lock lock lock. You locked up!"
Me: "Oh no! The dragon will eat me!"
L: "No he won't do anything bad to you. He won't eat you or burn you with his fire or... put something on your head."
Of course, I've standardized the spelling—his language may be sparkling, but his speech is still a little impenetrable! But the grammar and everything else is all his. It's very impressive; too bad no one else can understand him!