Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I have always been fascinated with sign language. When Paige was little, I taught her sign language. Actually, Paige and I learned a lot of it together from watching Signing Time, which I highly recommend. It is one of the best things I ever did - one of those, "what couldn't you live without" Mom things. Paige doesn't sign as much as she used to, as she has words now. However the signs still come out here and there, especially when she's frustrated with me. When she thinks I'm not getting something, then she signs it...like, "duh, Momma, this is what I want..." and there's a sign thrown in there.
Tonight I was doing my "5 minutes" lying down with Paige, (we share a bedroom and she always wants me to lie down with her when she goes to bed. We've been trying to limit this to "5 minutes") when she said, "Are you sleeping Momma?" I said no, and she told me she loved me. I told her that I loved her too, and that I was getting ready to go take my shower. She kept saying, "but I love you!" I looked over and her little hand was sticking out through the bars of her crib, doing the sign for "I love you." It's the first time I've seen her do that sign correctly, and initiate it. I told her she did a great job and signed "I love you back." She was saying, "I can do it!" as I left the room. :)
Here's a clip from Signing Time if you want to learn some "love" signs. :)