The more sign made a reappearance last thursday during EI! We had it months ago and then for some reason it seemed to disappear and little to no signing has continued other than the basics of up-up. Monique thought most likely it has to do with the movement towards crawling. She said children tend to get quieter and even appear to regress when they are working on major motor milestones. She said she has known many speech therapists who won’t work with children until they are walking because of the expectation that children won’t talk much until after they have mastered walking. Well, during EI Jodie was ticklin the belly of the baby and she was giggling out loud. When Jodie stopped the Quail’s eye’s trained on her in anticipation of more. When Jodie asked if she wanted more, sure enough the little fingers came together at midline, again and again and again. So very sweet. There were also a number of standing up, leaning in goopy, open-mouthed kisses after multiple requests to “Give Momma a Kiss”. It’s my favorite therapy to practice. And don’t get me wrong- that therapy is all mine!
With a moo, and a baa and a quack, quack quack come see our other furry and feathered friends!
caitlin, joyce, ani, kim, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeannette, outi, ritva, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, skymring, elizabeth, allison, lise, cate, crescent moon, erin, otli, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, nicola, vanessa, britta, april, b, kyndale, samantha, kristina, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, mcgillicutty, aimee, sunnymama, britta, juanita, inna, daan, myrtille, cris, ibb, jodi, gillian, travelingmama
This weeks top-conversation (via the telephone):
Momma: Hi Zuzu- Momma misses you so much!
Zuzu: Momma- Daddy and I looked everywhere here for you. You aren’t here. Are you there?
Momma: Yes Zuzu- I’m there
Zuzu: Are you coming here right now?
Momma: No Zuzu, Momma has to stay there for a couple more days.
Zuzu: Uh-huh, Did you go there by airport?
Momma, No Zuzu, I went there by car.
Zuzu: Momma, did you go there by gold car?
Momma: Yes Zuzu, I drove gold car.
Zuzu: Do you have the purple spider trip picture I painted you Momma?
Momma: Yes Zuzu, I have it right here- It’s so pretty, thanks so much!
Zuzu, Uh-huhhhh…Momma I pooped in the potty. Can I have gummies?
Momma: Good job Zu! Absolutely you can have gummies!
Zuzu: Uh-huhhh, ok, actually Momma, I have to go now. Martha’s speaking right now.
2. a giggling feverish baby
3. new baby shoes
4. sparkly pink summer sandals
5. ham croquettes!
6. greek yogurt
7. the smell of spring wafting indoors
8. Game on! Sorta….
9. 7 lbs gone!
10. our first peony!
11. training for a great new job
12. reconnecting with old co-workers
13. a supportive team
14. excellent pathology reports for family and friends
15. Award miles bringing loved ones closer
16. yellow cake with caramal and ganache
17. impossible dreams from 3 year olds
18. getting to hug my familyafter an absense
19. Sweet Cyrena helping to tend the nest
20. talking on the phone to Zuzu
21. a coconut donut gift
Listen to the Mustn’ts
by Shel Silverstein
Listen to the mustn’ts, child,
Listen to the don’ts
Listen to the shouldn’ts
The impossibles, the won’ts
Listen to the never haves
Then listen close to me –
Anything can happen, child
Anything can be.
* photo courtesy of Cyrena!