We've been doing our best to use lots of sign language with Rowen, in hopes to improve our communication. He's been picking them up here and there, but the other day we actually had a "conversation" of sorts- and I feel like I should put it in the record books!
For a little background, Rowen hadn't had a bath in a couple days because of being different places for holidays and such. Normally, Daddy does bath & bedtime. Since birth. It's their special time together.
We had just finished a nice big messy spaghetti lunch. I asked Rowen if he'd like to take a bath. He signed "Daddy." I said, "Daddy's not home. Momma will give you a bath." Rowen shook his head "no" and signed "daddy." I wiped him up and took him out of the high chair and said, "okay, can we wash your hands?" he rubbed his hands together and walked to the bathroom. So, we washed hands (and face/head) and I put him down. He signed "bath." I said, "do you want a bath? Momma will give you a bath." To which he shook his head "no," signed "bath, daddy," and walked out of the bathroom. HAHAHA!!
The signs he's using regularly are:
daddy (he pats his head for daddy, momma, grandpa & grandma)
banana (which I think just means fruit to him)
and...... of course, he's very good at pointing.