Both my children have always been highly verbal. The Dormouse began talking quite early and pretty much hasn't stopped since. It didn't really matter if she knew what the words meant or not. A steady stream of lexemes just began falling out of her mouth one day and hasn't yet stopped. The Caterpillar took a little more time to begin talking, yes, but now she's almost worse than The Dormouse with the Faulkner-esque stream of consciousness dialogue. The only difference is it comes out of her mouth in song.

When she gets in one of her singing moods, the best thing to do is shut up and listen - pretend you don't hear her. Because if you try and sing along, she'll stop. If you ask her about it, it pisses her off and you'll be yelled at. If you try to get someone else to listen too, the singing will stop and she'll turn into Michigan J. Frog. The only thing to do is sit back, don't make eye contact and wait for the entertainment.

Here's this morning's song:

Everybody loves Caterpillar's hair
And I do too, and I do too
You're tap dancing on my last nerve.
Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman,
The beast was white as snow.
Everybody everywhere, everybody everywhere,
Sing along with me.
What's your name again?
Caterpillar. Yes, Caterpillar.
Everybody sing, la la la la la!
You're tap dancing on my last nerve!