Make a commitment to sign with your child. Signing does take work to learn and practice during the day. When I committed to signing with Elijah, I put flash cards around the house to remind myself and Ryan of our commitment to sign every day! Why did you decide to commit to signing with your child?
This morning, I was feeding Elijah and Ryan was getting ready for work. Elijah stopped eating and began to watch his dad as he finished getting ready. Elijah then smiled and said in the sweetest little voice “Hi Dad”. This made Ryan stop in his tracks, look at his son and spend a few special moments together before leaving for the day. So adorable!
“Loving a child is a circular business… the more you give, the more you get, the more you get, the more you give.” Unknown
I came across this quote in a devotional book for moms. I really like the idea of life being circular and that you are given what you give. Makes my adventure as a parent mean even more!
We survived the Easter supper. I know that many of you parents feel the same way. For Easter supper we were celebrating my grandpa-in-law’s 80th birthday! This meant a lot of people. There are three cousins around the same age. Elijah is the smallest and youngest one of these three littlest cousins. Elijah was able to run circles, catch balloons and play great with all the 7 little cousins! I decided I would put signing to the test. I began to sign across the room to Elijah- “stop” and “come here”. Elijah, for the most part, was able to comprehend my signing! In fact, Elijah signed “yay” many times during the night and his great aunties were beginning to sign it back!
Just another way signing is useful in busy situations!