August 29, 2005

Demanding little pointy finger

H has made the Cnection in his brain between his finger pointing at something, and that something being a particular thing that he wants. So now when he sees something on the table that he wants to get into his destructive little hands, he mobilises the pointer. And if he doesn't get what he was pointing at there are protests lodged. He has also worked out that pointing can tell people where to go, so when he gets picked up, he'll let you know where to start walking to. His communication is getting really good. I know now when I am supposed to feed him, he knows how to tell me that it is bed time, and he is letting everyone know when they are supposed to feed him. Now he has wants, and so now the frustration kicks in for him. The screaming (or moaning or whining) because he can't have what he wants has begun.

Mind you, now he is healthy again, he is back to his pretty relaxed self about most things.

We are on our own this week as the other two have gone to the big city to a funeral. They are away for a week. Very quiet round here. And me and H seem to have a lot of time spare.

Posted by Toni at August 29, 2005 07:08 PM

I kinda love the satisfaction littlies get when you carry them to where they are pointing. They feel really in control over the whole process.

Posted by: giffy at August 31, 2005 12:08 PM