See, See

My son is entering the world of understandable verbal communication. The basics are down with “Mama” and “Dada” and their associated signs. Cheese was the first word and sign combo I remember, and on Monday he learned apple. The sign came out better than the word, but both were there.

As we took our adventure in the summeresque weather, he would repeatedly point at things as say, “See, see?” Sometimes that was accompanied by his version of car, at every car and truck, or “Doggie” which means any animal from ducks to squirrels to actual dogs. This is then followed by, “Bye, bye doggie,” or whatever object he is pointing out for my attention. When he strays from cars or doggies, things get even murkier. I try to follow his pointing finger which at times is just pointed at the clear sky. “See, see,” can also be followed by no descriptor or something that defies translation. Clearly he knows what he is sharing, and he even gets a bit frustrated at my clear slowness in understanding his obvious and fascinating shares.

Of course I have captured this on video. As soon as it is gone, it will probably get forgotten in the hectic race forward, but sometime I will come across a short video clip of him pointing at the sky saying, “See, see?”

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