Never mind the Albert Einstein hair, he’s still pretty cute. Here is a little vignette of some of the things Nathan can do. He’s sitting and “talking” to me in this video, with a little shoe lace chewing, lip smacking, and head shaking mixed in.
I was trying to get him to wave hi to the camera. Notice when I asked him to say “hi” he looked towards the door to see if someone was there. He’s getting things. Slowly.
It’s requiring me to slow down and take the time to read his body language. I’m constantly second guessing myself and wondering if I’m reading into his gestures. I especially question if the head shaking really means “no,” because I’ve caught myself shaking my head at him when I’m sweet talking him.
But together we’re learning each other’s language and on days like this one, it’s actually really fun.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” – Phillipians 1:6
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