So last week when I was filling in for Chris, Jack Matt and I talked about when your kid met Santa. What did they say, how did they react…did things go according to plan? It definitely didn’t for Kerry Spencer, who took her 1-year-old Samuel to see Santa and got this picture.
Apparently Kerry’s little one Samuel is actually calling for help…in sign language!
“We taught our baby sign language. This is the sign for ‘help’. You’re welcome. I was standing to the side when the picture was taken and actually didn’t see that he was signing for help until I saw the photo. It’s ASL baby sign, so he is slightly ‘mispronouncing’ the word (strictly speaking, thumb should be up not sideways; babies learning to sign often mispronounce words) but, it is the sign he always made when he needed help. Poor buddy didn’t love Santa very much! So, we didn’t try to get him to go much, after that. (We taught both our kids baby sign because they can sign before they talk—it is so very useful to be able to communicate with your baby.) We all laugh at the photo now. Posting it is one of our favorite family traditions.”