Sunday, January 18, 2009



Please forgive the repetition: two in a row of my kids eating is boring, right?

Except this one is of my (previously) non-verbal baby eating the banana he asked for by name. His first word is banana. Okay, so his pronunciation isn't perfect (it comes out "ah-nah-nah"), but this is the first time he has verbally associated an object with its name. I asked him if he was hungry and he looked at me, grunted in the tone that usually indicates assent, and then very clearly and deliberately said "ah-nah-nah". I asked if he wanted a banana and he grinned big and wide.

So I gave him a banana and breathed a silent sigh of relief.

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