Wednesday, October 26, 2005

How could I say No

Callum : splash, splash in the bath points to the shelf and makes a little grunt

Mummy : What do you want?

Callum : Bee Bee (Big Bird) and points to the bottle of Sesame Street bubble bath

Mummy : You want Big Bird?

Callum : Big nod of the head says "yeah"

Mummy : No no, no bubbles tonight

Callum : looks at me with big puppy dog eyes and signs a big "PLEASE"

Mummy : melts into a little puddle on the floor and hands over requested bottle of bubbles, how could I have said no.

We've been working on the sign for "please" for a while but this is the first time he's used it without prompting in the right kind of context.


Tom P. said...

Now that he knows that "please" works, expect to see it a lot more. Trust me on that one! ;-)

Lori said...

The first sign Evan used was the one for "bubbles". I believe the one for "video tape" was second! (It was the late 80's!No CD-ROM's then.) Bubbles are a wonderful reward.
Also, wonderful news about your rising star! The pic on the K.U. site is beautiful.

Naomi said...

Well I can update that "Please" has now been used with cookies, The Lion King & crackers. Didn't take long for that to catch on :-)

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