Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cookie Monster

Since she was about 9 months old, Genevieve has been learning a few "baby" signs.  It has been so great to be able to communicate with her, and even better, for her to be able to communicate with us.  (Check out my sister's blog for a video of Genna signing.)

A short list of her current vocab includes: more, all-done, milk, juice, thirsty, hungry, please, thank you, car, dog, Dad, cracker, cheese, and her new favorite - cookie.

Reid and I stopped by the grocery store a few days ago to grab something we needed for dinner.  As soon as we got inside, Genna said and signed, "cookie."  Reid looked at me, and I admited that I often (ok, almost always!) get her a free cookie to nibble on while I am comparing prices and getting awesome deals.  (No, that's not bragging.  It's true!)

Anyway, we were in a hurry, so we grabbed what we needed and headed for the check-out.  Since it was just after 5 pm, the store was very busy, and there were a few people in front of us.  Genna was getting antsy, so Reid decided to just let her walk around, and he would follow her.  I waited in line, quickly reading in a magazine as much of the story about Jon and Kate as I could before it was my turn.  I finished checking out, and they still weren't back.  As I headed for the door, I saw Reid carrying Genna through the produce department, holding something....


Apparently, as soon as Reid set Genna down, she walked directly to the bakery where the free cookies are.  Smart girl, right?  Or maybe we go to the store too much?  In my defense, the store is right around the corner, so we often go more than once a week (I buy what will fit into the stroller bottom).


These pictures are not of the store cookie - she ate that before we could get home to our camera, so this is a cookie I made.  That's right.  I let my daughter eat two cookies in one day.

This is one of the signs that says as well as signs (others are Dad, shoes, car, juice and cracker), so I was hoping I could catch it on video.  No such luck.  As soon as I pressed "record," she gave me this clueless look like, "What are you talking about, Mom?  I don't know anything about any 'cookie'."


"All-done!"

9 comments:

Mindi said...

I was just talking to Liesl Law tonight about how much we would sign with our first babies but less and less with each additional baby. I need to pick it back up again.

Bridget said...

That's funny Rebecca! We have a cookie monster in our house too...ME!

Kari said...

Okay so funny- I totally FIND the longest line at the grocery store so that I CAN read about Jon and Kate.... I just cant justify buying a magazine for like 5$ when I can read most of it in a line!

Cathie said...

You say two cookies like it's a bad thing!

Holly said...

I'm pretty sure the cookie thing is genetic... Ha Ha! And I think I need to come visit you again sometime. Love ya!

Lin said...

First of all, Genna is getting so big! Second, we sign with my sister's boys. The oldest mostly signed "please" but he would pound on his chest instead of doing it right...but it worked.

Bug doesn't say much yet since he's just gotten his ear tubes, but will sign please, more, food, thank you and good. It's pretty cute and so nice to have some idea of what he wants, otherwise we'd be a little clueless.

The Cluff Family said...

Mindi and Lindsey - what did you use to teach signing? I've tried "Signing Time" and really liked it.

Kari - one time, I took a magazine down an aisle and read an entire article...and then put it back. Is that stealing?

Bridget, Cathie and Holly - I said Genna had two cookies, but I never said how many I had!

Buffy said...

Cute post! Love to hear about mommies using sign language.

Emily Petty said...

So cute! I do that read-the-magazine-in-the-aisle thing too - Frank hates it!