My DD (2) is has very good speech for her age and is apparently very good with it comes to animals, numbers, colours etc. So nursery tell me anyway. I know these things all even out and it doesn't mean she will be going to Oxford Uni aged 7.
Anyway, when other parents comment (in a nice way) on her speech/intelligence I can never think of anything appropriate to say. 'Thanks' seems a bit smug, so I normally just mutter something about her being very late to walk. But why can't I just accept what they are saying without pointing out something she took a long time to master. Any ideas?
My dd is the same. It is endlessly entertaining how much she has to say fir herself at not quite two. I don't say thanks though, I just say, yeah she is a really early talker. The only time I feel a bit awkward about how to respond is with parents with children who are the same age or older, whose speech is much more limited, as I don't want to appear smug. Which of course I secretly am :D