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One of my favorite language development stories comes from a 4year old who was giving me a tour of his home as I began my duty as the evening babysitter. As he showed me his "mom and dad's" bedroom he commented on the photos on the dresser. Pointing to the wedding photo of his parents he said: "That's my mom and dad when they were young". And then pointing to a photo of what appeared to be his (perhaps deceased) grandparents or great-grandparents he said "And that is my mom and dad when they get old."