I know I don’t do this a lot. I don’t really brag about my kid’s super awesome accomplishments much on here. I don’t really come on here and just tell you how much I am in awe of how much he is learning and how crazy cool it is. But, people, this is something I am just so proud of. And, considering this is like his interwebz baby book that is supposed to take the place of the real one that sits 90% blank in my office collecting dust, I had to come here and blog about it.
Okay, so Kendall started catching on to the baby signs thing around 13 months old, even though I had been signing with him since he was 6 months. Honestly, I had given up hope around 10 months and sort of slacked off for a while. Now, though, now it’s this glorious means of communication! It’s so crazy. He will actually sign full sentences sometimes, like “milk, more, please” (“please” still being one of his very favorite signs that he signs with passion and vigor). Oh! And I finally taught him “thank you”! Manners are ridiculously adorable and will get him almost anything he wants…for now.
But that’s not even the thing I came to brag about. Sometimes when I’m changing Kendall’s diaper I will recite Brown Bear, Brown Bear because I know that damn book by heart and it takes just long enough to keep him still while I remove, wipe and replace the diaper (other times I will sing the “be still or I will accidentally get shit on your face” song adapted from the bubbles and clowns songs). So tonight I’m getting him in his jammies and diaper for bedtime and he starts signing what looks like maybe “please”, and I’m confused. “Please what?” I ask. Then he’s confused and he signs it again, but this time I realize he’s signing “bear”, which in our baby signing world looks a little like “please”. Then he signs “more, bear, more, PLEASE”.
“You little Einstien! You want me to say Brown Bear, Brown Bear?!”
He smiles big, nods and signs “please” again.
^^^GENIUS. My spawn is a genius.
Kendall is 15 months, 1 week and 4 days old