Doing the Happy Dance
I know... I'm a blogging fool today... but I just had to share this! Little Bug is home sick today... (no, that's not what I'm happy about!) He wanted to play with his dinosaurs - they are located in a big box in his closet... on the top shelf. So, he has to find someone to help him. Today I asked him to say "dinosaurs" before I got the box down. He scrunched up his face in concentration and then said "diah.....sore... dinah.... sar.... diahsar... dinahsar". WOOHOO!! He was so pleased with himself for saying it! We had a happy dance party!
After the "dinahsars" he wanted the Magnetix down... I tried to get him to say "magnet", but he just stared at me. So, I asked him to sign "help please" and he did!!!
Moving on in our morning... he wanted another bowl of cereal. I asked him to say "cereal" and he wouldn't. But, after much prompting, and hand over hand example, he did finally sign it. Then I wanted him to say or sign milk. He was frustrated. I don't usually make him work this hard for the things he wants (I'm a super huge pushover when it comes to him... bad, I know). He slapped his leg in frustration. But I kept asking. Eventually he signed it and then he said in a rather annoyed voice "EAT NOW! EAT!!" Not many parents would take that kind of attitude from their young kids, but I was THRILLED!! He was letting me know that my little games were NOT ACCEPTABLE! He was done and was going to eat without further delay thankyouverymuch!
I have a smile on my face a mile wide!! What a fantastic day!