Yesterday, for example, he was in one of his uber-whiney-clingy moods where I just feel like throwing my hands in the air & blocking him out. But then, he put his hand up to his mouth (like how he says "thank you") and I asked him "thank you for what? what do you want???" and he started saying "shh, shhh, shh." Putting the noise and the "sign" together, I guessed he might be asking for juice. (juishhh) (The sign is somewhere in the ball park of "drink," which he's never done before.) So, I opened the fridge, took out his juice, and handed it to him. He squealed with delight, clapped his hands, chugged half of it, and toddled off to the living room to play with his toys for a half hour. Content as can be. What happened to my whining monster? He got what he'd been trying to ask for. phew!
The old list (from Jan 5th entry):
daddy (he pats his head for daddy, momma, grandpa & grandma)
adding to it:
thank you/you're welcome
....oh, I know there are more. I'm going to have to come back and add to it as I remember :) So much for what was left of my brain!