Baby girl can sign. Want to see? Click on the video above. She has been doing it since she was 7 months. Now she is two. She talks more than she signs now and that makes me happy and sad. I love hearing her talk, but I liked the secrecy signing provided us. We'd be in the waiting room of a pediatrician's office and I'd see a fish tank and do the sign for fish. She'd nod. I'd do a fishy face and sign "mommy fish" and she'd giggle. No one knew the joke but us. Awesome! Also awesome was when she was able to tell the pediatrician where her pain was (in her ear) at 14 months, thus diagnosing her own otitis media. Actually she told Grandma who was baby sitting her for a week while I was out of town. She told me on the phone what sign she was doing and I told her what that sign meant. So it was a group effort. Still amazing to me (and the pediatrics clinic at U of I hospital).
The other kids learned to sign along with us. And by saying we sign I mean we all know about the same 50 signs- we are by no means fluent. So now in church I can sign to the kids 'no, sit-down, stop, share, or you're dead!' That dead part is really Christ-like in church. I'm glad the Bishop's wife taught me that one. Well I hope you enjoy the video. I have been trying for almost an entire day to get it to work. The computers are suffering from T's absence lately. We all need him to come home.