Swimming. It's the one thing that Matthew thinks of everyday since we started swim lessons for him again recently. If we had a pool, he would be in it everyday.
Every time we get ready to go to school, he enthusiastically says his swim instructor's name. Unfortunately, I have to say, "You love swimming! We go swimming on Saturdays. Today we go to school." Not that Matthew understands the concept of time, but it's something for me to say and it's language for him to hear and try to decipher.
Swimming lessons are at the YMCA. To get there, we have to turn right on a street somewhere between school and home.
On the way to school today, we were stopped at the red light on said street today. Suddenly he said, "O de!! O de!" I looked back at him and he had his right arm outstretched with his index finger pointing so perfectly at the street that goes to the Y. He was so excited. So I quickly figured out that he was saying "over there!" Then with his trademark dimpled grin he said, "Sim!!" He wanted to go swimming!
This was the first time he has said "over there", directing me where to go and what he wanted. The words may not have been articulated clearly but his use of language to convey his message (and the fact that he knew which street to take to the Y) was loud and clear! It was perfect!
What wonderful things have your kids been doing? We would love to hear (read about) them!