Abby was sitting in her highchair while I went about the task of finding a suitable selection for our lunch. She had a pair of pink flip flops on her feet, grabbed from under my nose out of the closet and refused to let go, but kicked them off as Jedi passed by on his quest to pick up toys. He stopped in front of her for a minute’s distraction and retrieve her freshly discarded shoes. He’s a great big brother, that kid.
“Do you want your shoes, Abby?”, he asked his sister, holding them within her reach.
Pushing them and his hand away, she answered pointedly, “No!”.
He put the shoes back in the closet instead then came up to me as I was stirring noodles on the stove. “She’s learning how to answer questions yes or no”, Jedi said, impressed in his little sister’s growing abilities.
“Yes, she is”, I replied
Then, without missing a beat, “Yeah, but she mostly says no.”
Yes, she does.