The Wandering Lindströms
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Berlin Turns One!
Monday, January 12
We've started teaching Berlin to sign "please" instead of just pointing and yelling because he wants something. To sign "please", you put your hand flat on your chest and make a circular motion. Jeremy and I have started telling Berlin to "say please" when he wants something, and we make sure to sign "please" as we ask him to say it. When we first started this, we would hold Berlin's hand and rub his chest for him. Then we asked him again a few minutes later, and he knew he was supposed to do something but couldn't figure out what it was. So he started waving his hand and saying "buh buh" (for "bye bye"). The poor kid was just confused. We've repeated it enough times now that Berlin, when told, "say please," will kind of curl up his hand and put it on his chest. We'll take it :) we smile and tell him, "Sure!" in an exaggeratedly excited way, and he beams! He is so proud of himself.