Thursday, July 10, 2008
Let's see - we've had "ball" and "doll" and "dog" and "juice" and "meow" and "book" downpat for a while.
Some handy ones we've added are "open" and "up" and "out." Oh, and "close" too - you need something to open once in a while. Mommy says she's never sure what's gonna come out of my mouth next.
And Mommy finally discovered the Signing Times videos on Totlol.com. I love those - it's like lots of action songs! And I LOVE action songs. Give me just a couple of notes and I start twinkling away, making rainbows, or clamping and stomping and doin' the farmyard dance!
My favorite sign that I do in context is "messy" - I sign it whenever I'm gettin' ready for a bath!
If you don't get what I'm sayin', I am very good at grabbing people by the hand and taking them exactly where I want to go or get something. Like the fridge when I want to eat. Or I'll grab some food out of the pantry and bring it to them - pasta sauce and noodles are my favorite.
If nothing else works, a meltdown ALWAYS gets the message across.
And Mommy's favorite talking experience: One night as she was putting me to bed, I smiled up at her, grabbed her down for a wet kiss, and said "Mum." Then I rolled over and went right to sleep. Maybe it was the fact that I went to sleep that she loved; I'm not sure.