My DS is 22 months old.For months now he has been telling DH and me about a birdie he sees and asking us where the birdie went. Sometimes he will say, "In the window. Birdie in the window." I don't know exactly what this means. Wednesday morning he woke early asking where the birdie went.I asked him the birdie's name. He thought for a moment and said our last name twice, followed by his paternal grandfather's first and last name. We've only referred to his paternal grandfather as Paw Paw. We have one picture in our home of his Paw Paw and DS is very attracted to that picture.
DH then took DS to the computer and placed DS on his lap. He showed DS pictures of his father, pictures that DS had never seen. DH was silent and just listened when DS spoke. DS recognized his grandfather as a baby and young child in several different pictures, calling him Paw Paw. Again, DH said nothing at all. There is a certain photo of FIL later in his life; when DH opened it, DS said, "I sorry, I sorry, sorry, uh hurt? uh hurt?" The next photo of him, DS said, "ah granny, ah granny, ah granny". Everyone called DH's paternal grandmother “Granny”. DH's father always referred to her as Granny to DH. When DH got to photos of FIL and DH's stepmother, DS said, "it kill, it kill, it kill". He has NEVER heard this word before. DH's FIL died of an overdose. DH was FIL's only child and they had a truly special connection.
Last night DS was playing around, bouncing on the bed and interacting with DH and me. DS said the following to us.
"I killed. I killed. I died. I alive again. Again. I came back. All better."
DS has never heard the word killed, died or even alive. He wouldn't have a frame of reference for those words.
We're trying to process this and would appreciate any and all perspectives.