“Bye” is N’s current favourite word. His vocabulary’s growing gradually, still obsessing with animals and their noises, but he loves saying “bye” and waving as he leaves places.
(Waving to say hello is also popular, but less so).
It was funny but also a bit sad this afternoon though. We were leaving Sainsbury’s with him in the trolley, and as we walked past the checkouts he was waving and saying bye to everyone. And of course no-one turned round or spoke to him because they were all busy. It made me feel a bit sad for him. I guess he didn’t really care as he seemed quite happy and hasn’t got to the age where he could be offended.