SHE SPEAKS!

Kit and I have had our first entirely coherent conversation!

It consisted of her getting her finger stuck in the lid of her fruit slushy while I was in rush hour traffic, her informing me that it hurt, my getting it loose and her pointing out that it had spilt all over her pants and was wet and cold! When I fixed that, I sternly told her not to do it again, and she said sorry.

This is even cooler than her habit of repeating words that I say.

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5 thoughts on “SHE SPEAKS!”

  1. No rain, Doc– I ask myself the same thing for EVERYTHING with the girls. I'm actually a lot more skeptical than most other folks around them…although I'm not boorish enough to do things like tell strangers that are admiring my baby “no, I don't think that's a smile, she just has gas.”

    I think anyone who's dealt with speech impediments would be able to understand, especially with the hand-motions.

  2. … although I'm not boorish enough to do things like tell strangers that are admiring my baby “no, I don't think that's a smile, she just has gas.”

    I should *hope* not, since it probably is a smile. Babies are very queued to adult faces — and to manipulating the minds “behind” those faces — from birth; which is understandable, given that they are utterly helpless and utterly dependent upon those adults.

    Smiling is a very cost-effective way for infants to manipulate adults, on top of being pleasurable in itself. Of course infants smile.

    When she was just a couple of months old, I did a little experiment with my great-niece. Her father, my nephew, had given her to me to admire while he spoke to my sister, his aunt. So, looking at her and smiling, I started flaring my nostrils. Her reaction was to get a worried look on her face … she looked close to crying; and she calmed down when I stopped flaring them. The thing is, flaring nostrils are generally indicative of great anger, of rage.

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