For example, one evening this week at dinner I was helping Whitney eat. She was pretty hungry and she felt I wasn't focusing enough on feeding her. So she turned to me and said in sign, "Dad, pay attention. More potatoes." Well, I certainly couldn't ignore that eloquent little request so I fed Whit some more potatoes.
You can see in the picture here, she's signing pay attention. That's one of her favorite new signs.
Last week in church a family we're good friends with sat in front of our family. The father is always so kind and likes to make monkey faces at Whitney. At one point during the meeting, he turned to smile and wave hello Whitney. Her response was, "Pay attention! Silly monkey." Probably not the greeting our friend was looking for, but Melanie could hardly contain her laughter.
I just can't describe how fun it is to have my little girl expressing herself so well. She is a very funny, happy little girl and I love that she can sign! What a great gift that has been for all of us. I just hope our friend from church isn't offended after Whitney's scolding.