I've been a little stressed lately by Carer's lack of vocabulary. He is so lazy that he just points when he wants something and apparently, he got his laziness from us because instead of taking the time to encourage him to ask for something, when he points, we just give him what we know he wants.
We know it's not his hearing because he does actions on command without hand gestures. "clap" "knock" "bye-bye" (waves) "no" (Stops what he is doing and gives mommy a sinister look). So, I guess it goes back to how brilliant he is. Work smarter, not harder, right?
So, I've been trying to hard to get him to say something and today he DID! He had some oatmeal and half a banana at breakfast and when I went to put the other half in the fridge, he pointed up to it and said "nana!"
I, of course, quickly said, "Yes! Nana! Ba-nana! You want some nana?!" and gave him some more.
When he was bored with it all, I put him in his playroom and frantically called Chris to tell him. He was equally - ok, maybe not equally, but almost as excited as I was.
Ahhh.. Now I can relax a little bit.