This just can't be...
This thread has a long explanation followed by a very proud father that is about to do a major gloat about his daughter. A thousand apologies are headed in everyone's direction, but this is so odd, neat or strange...or whatever you want to call it...I just had to share.
Okay now my daughter has about 20 words in her vocabulary...and MORE is not one of them. Whenever she wants something she gives off this horrendous screech that gets your attention. Well my mother found a way to rectify this.
My mom teaches my 15 year old brother in a home school setting. He needed to learn another language so she chose sign language. Now this is the funny part, she watches my daughter while Patty and I are at work, and this week she has been teaching Alyson sign language as well. You are not going to believe this but in 3 days, it seems like Alyson has been taught how to sign "Yes" and "More."
Tonight we were eating dinner and she started her screeching thing and reaching for additional food, so we said "No Alyson, you want..." and then she signed for "More" which is two fingers pointed together. No matter how we asked her if she wanted additional food, she signed for it. I mean deliberately signed. We deliberately kept the word "More" out of what we said so that she did not associate the word "More" to make the sign for it.
Now what do you guys think of this? Do you think a 15 month old understands more than she can say in verbal speech? Do you think she really knows how and when to sign for "More" and just cannot say the word right now? Do you think she can just pick up fine motor skills faster than speech?
To me it just seems strange that she picked up doing sign language so fast. I mean I doubt I could pick up two words in 3 days. Maybe two words in three weeks. I don't know, just seemed kind of strange to me, or at least kind of blew me away. Sign language at 15 months, who would have thought?
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"