I never really realized how important these two little words were as a form of communication between parent and child, until I had a child who could not say them. It is hard sometimes trying to guess what Russell wants...Yes he can sign certain things, cookie being his favorite...But when it comes to simple questions, asking him if he wants this or that, or wants to go here or there, it's hard figuring out some times exactly whats on his mind.
So we have been working on saying "Yes" and "No"...This first video shows how Russell usually acts when I ask him if he wants something. He will get all excited, jump up yelling "Ma" or "Mommy" over and over again, and take me to what he wants. At the end of the clip you can see me offer him his empty cup and he gets mad and turns his head and kind of growls...That is what he does instead of saying No.
So we are still working on No...But...We have had huge progress with the word Yes!
This past week if I ask Russell if he wants something he will give a quick nod and say "Ya"