June 30, 2004

Ga! (aka, EAT!)

Alex has started his first real sign language. He's done bye bye for a while, sure, and even, we think, done the milk sign. But not regularly enough to be sure that it is 100% volitional. But this week he started asking for food by doing his own version of the sign for "eat." It's open handed instead of fingers together, but it is still very clearly a demand for food. It's usually accompanied by the word "Ga!" and we are not sure of the origin of that word, exactly. But no matter, it clearly means EAT! And if you ask him, "Alex, do you want to eat?" He will get excited and say ga! ga! ga! and make the sign over and over. Baby sign language works! Now Mommy and Daddy need to step it up a notch...

Posted by Dineen at June 30, 2004 11:19 PM
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