Monday, September 20, 2010

More, More, More

For the last 15 months we've vaguely been trying to teach Lincoln to sign for what he wants. We all know how very much Lincoln loves to eat and you can imagine the uproar when the food runs out. We tried relentlessly to teach him to sign "more" rather than just point (the famous Lincoln point) or squeal. I never once thought it was sinking in as he continued to scream when the food ran out. Last week, as we were eating our daily breakfast on the go to take Jackson to school. Jackson and I both noticed that Lincoln was adamantly signing and saying "Mo, mo, mo" at the same time. That is exactly how Jackson learned to say it. He spoke and signed it at the same time. So as I drove down Hwy 87, we discovered our efforts were not in vein and Lincoln does in fact know how to sign. He can now sign "more", "milk" and "all done." Now if we can keep this up, we might begin to have a better understanding of each other. Or at least I'll know when to keep it coming!

1 comment:

  1. I love that picture! He's so stinking cute and chubby! I loved signing with Chase. I really think it helped her speak much faster and eliminated a whole lot of frustration for all of us.