Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Asking Nicely

I love mornings like this one.

Liam said please when he woke up in his crib this morning. He’s learned that whining will get him nowhere. So he says “please” when he wants something such as getting out of his crib.

We snuggled for quite a while when I brought him downstairs. I love how cuddley he is when he wakes up!

We went out to the deep freeze to get a new package of Toaster Scrambles for breakfast. I sat Liam down in front of Playhouse Disney so I could go make his meal. He came into the kitchen a minute later and started to whine for his food… then he changed his tune on his own and said “please” over and over. How sweet! Then he realized the toaster would take a little longer, so he signed “banana” and said “bay bay” as he signed. I was soooooo pleased! I handed him the banana and he started his breakfast while I finished with the rest of it!

Glorious communication!!! Finally!

9 comments:

Tori :) said...

Awesome Gina! Too cute.

Jamie said...

WOW he is doing great! I am trying to encourage Avery to say please instead of whining. But it is hard when I know what she wants when she whines and I just hand it over without thinking about it...
But you guys are doing so well maybe it will inspire me to try harder :)

Robin said...

He is doing so awesome! I can't wait until Charlotte can express herself like that. It's slowly coming.

Katie said...

He's 18 months now, right? All my kids really had a verbal explosion at that time. It feels so great to finally hear and understand what your baby wants!

Eli's Mom said...

So great!! I love when a breakthrough happens! I had that a few weeks ago with Eli: we have a battery powered little vacuum we let him use and he is forever 'accidently' putting it in the stuck-up position. He started whining and crying each time (while signing help, but still), but I taught him to say 'mommy, please, help' instead. Most of the time now he runs to me with the vacuum saying 'MAMA MAMA!!' while signing help and please. Much better!

utmommy said...

What a smart boy! So cute!

Daisy said...

It is wonderful when they start to communicate things to you. Unfortunately when Cameryn got to be about 2 1/2 she started back up with the whining instead of just asking nicely the first time. Oh well.

David said...
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David said...

That is fun! Sadie copies Eliza's vocabulary. So instead of saying please to get out of her crib or be picked up or helped, she says, "Save me! Save me!"