A one-year-old held out her fingers and tapped them together.
“She wants more,” her mother said.
She was learning sign language. Too often, mom had no clue what her baby wanted and her daughter didn’t have the words to express it. Sometimes, after several moments of miscommunication, the one-year-old would simply give up and wail in frustration.
I’ve been there. There have been times I didn’t have the words to express what was wrong. Or what I needed. And often, I wasn’t sure of how to put words behind the feeling.
But the reality is that I wanted. . . more. [Read more…]