Ree: *looks at Nev*
Alex: Mum. Mumumumummm. Mum mum.
Nev: Nope, doesn't count.
Ree: But she said "mum". Many times!
Ree: See! Mama!
Nev: Nope. Not a word until she knows what it means.
Alex: *looks at Nev* Mum. Mum. ...Mum.
So close, yet so far!
According to Nev, having Alex around so far hasn't been that different to having the cats - she needs looking after, is small, with a personality and a range of sounds to show how she's feeling. It seems that words are going to magically transform her into a people. I bet that's why he's not letting me claim "mum" as a word yet.
It is very weird to think that her Aunty was talking at three months of age. Nev's mum thought that was the norm, and worried that Nev was a bit dense when he still wasn't talking by six months. Sometimes I think she was right. :D