I Love You Momma  

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. :)

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5 comments: to “ I Love You Momma

  • Shan
    March 25, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

    Aww that's so sweet.

  • Cathy
    March 26, 2008 at 2:39 AM  

    Awww, that is so sweet. I love when my kids sign to me, even though they are speaking now. Signing Time is a favorite in our house, too. We used it as a form of communication when they were younger, now it's a reinforcer. I hope they keep up with it. We buy all of the new dvds as they are released.

    That must have just melted your heart to see the "I love you" sign.

  • Corey~living and loving
    March 26, 2008 at 2:47 AM  

    love this post. being a mom is such a blessing. sigh.....
    we love signing time as well. great show. :)

  • Stacey
    March 26, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

    I, too, love Signing Time! We use it because I have a daughter who doesn't speak and singing has become her voice. It is so sweet when they sign I Love You. Keep using sign as much as you can. I totally agree that Signing Time! is can't live without product.

  • Shawn
    March 30, 2008 at 10:45 AM  

    That is so sweet! We are big signing times fans as well. Just love it all. It's great she is keeping with it and remembering it.

    In response to your question on my blog: Go for it! Make those bean bags!

 

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