@lauralynne, I would maybe speak up for the kid and voice some concern. J is 2.5 and she is in speech therapy for not talking, she is probably at about 10% in understanding her but thats also with some periodic signing. But when she was evaluated another part they tested was her ability to understand what is being said to her which is something they should be doing at that point, even if basic instructions. Being in the throws of that age myself I do not at all think your expectations are too high for what he should be able to.
I am not doing much. I spent over half the day at my dads helping with yard work, so now i'm home enjoying the last bit of quiet before the littles wake up from nap. I have a ton I still need to get done today but the yard work took most of my energy.