Today, the first thing I heard through the 'baby' monitor was "Mama!" rather than his cries.
And for the first time in my parenting history, I jumped out of bed immediately (rather than pretend to be asleep for a few more minutes).
Then, he said to me: "Cold water."
Stunned. After pouring him a glass of water, he said: "Watch TV."
*faint* My two-year-old is making sense!