Sunday, June 14, 2009

Breakthrough


We had an incredible breakthrough this week, a four-letter word.  One of the good ones.  While buckling a fussing, squirming Nugget into his carseat, I asked him, "Do you want your See-n-Say?"  He stopped wiggling and whining, looked me straight in the eye, and said (in the sweetest baby voice imaginable), "Yeah."

I handed it to him, still skeptical to see if he was just making a random syllable and still planned to launch the toy across the car in frustration, but his face lit up in amazement and gratitude.  The whole rest of the week has been trying as usual, but with this new magic word, so much easier to discern what it is that the Nugget desires.  Do you see a doggie?  Yeah!  Do you want a snack?  Yeah!  Are you ready for a diaper change?  Yeah!
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On another note, those Kindermusik classes we took?  In which the Nugget basically observed 80% of the class, participated 5% of the time and screamed/hit/went to time out 15% of the time?  This week, we've been playing the cd at home, and suddenly he's been doing all the activities he observed for 12 weeks, totally unprompted.  WAY too cute.

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