We reached a milestone the other day. Thomas got hold of his crayons and started scribbling all over the window out onto the balcony. I stopped him as soon as I realised what he was doing, but by that time he had already used up a lot of the blue crayon. A bit later I was showing his vovo what he had done and I asked him ‘Who did that’ and he pointed at himself.
This is the first time he has explicitly shown that he is aware of himself and he has since done it when asked other questions in both Portuguese and English. He still hasn’t said his name yet, but this shows that he is learning a lot even if it isn’t immediately obvious to us.
I suppose, though, that one of the next concepts he will learn is to say ‘I didn’t do it’ when it really was him. Not that he would have learned that from his father.