The Boy seems to have given up using consonants, either through apathy or Emo. Occasionally he grunts. Sometimes he starts with "Er mum?" At which point I know he's about to get a letter from the school or he wants something. The Girl on the other hand talks all the time, and now that she's four, she expects a response other than "Mmmm lovely". Bummer. On the way home from nursery, she suddenly stopped, put her hands on her non-existent hips and said: "Mummy, I'm talking to you!"
Then she saw a squirrel belting across the path and squeaked: “Squirrel! Squirrel!” It ignored her. “Squirrel won’t be my friend” she said sadly.