I really look forward to my children’s developmental milestones. They’re so exciting because everything changes – your child, your routine, you. One of the most exciting milestones, I think, is talking. After 18 months or so (or much earlier, if you child is a genius), you finally get to hear what your child is thinking. They tell you what excites them or makes them sad. They talk about memories. They even spontaneously tell you they love you. It’s a milestone that allows you to know and connect with your child in a more personal way.