Yesterday, I received the following email.
Subject: sain baihn oo?
Body: Mtc has email.
Jokes on me (again). Once when he was just learning to speak, I tried to get him to say his new words for my mom. He shot me a look that he would later describe as crosshairs coming out of his eyes and didn’t say a word for the rest of the visit. The good news is that when he has spoken, it has always been worth the wait.