It’s funny how one little movement from her can make my heart swell so much.
We’ve been signing since she was 6 months (only “more” and “milk” consistently and 5ish others intermittently), and I was beginning to wonder if she would ever pick it up. I was shocked the first time she did it, unprompted, surprised that something I’ve been doing actually worked! It was kind of a mini-validation for how we’re choosing to parent. It may not be mainstream, but it works dangit! Well, at least it does after seeing it for nearly half her life, so maybe I’m being too quick to celebrate, but whatev, I take my successes wherever I can get them.
[I took a wonderfully lit and perfectly framed video for your viewing pleasure (well really for the grandparents, but I thought you might like it too), but I canNOT figure out how to shrink it enough to upload it! So just pretend that you hear me asking "more?" over and over while she sticks her tongue out at me and then finally signs it.]