Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Grey Skies are Gonna Clear Up
I wouldn't have been able to understand the word that he said if it hadn't been for the ASL sign he used with it. We've been talking about feelings, reading books about emotions and looking at pictures of people who are feeling different things. I've also been teaching him the ASL signs for each emotion.
We were playing in his room. Nothing extraordinary, just blocks and toy cars. The usual games. All of the sudden he stood up and flung himself onto me with a big bear hug. As he left the embrace, he made two quick upward motions on his chest with the palm of his hand. "Happy!" he said in his unintelligible toddler voice.
"Bugs, who's happy?" I asked
He smiled from ear to ear and said "Jonah essss HAAAAPPPYYYY!"
Me too, Bugsy. Me too.