I have always known that kids are funny. They are very stubborn and do things in their own time. I look forward to experiencing all of the funny things Nolan will be doing in the future and I can't wait to see his view on life.
Around 9 months kids are supposed to start clapping. Nolan has seemed completely uninterested in this skill. Not a problem-development isn't an exact science. I knew he would get there sometime. I still practiced clapping, moving his hands for him, and just cheering to be silly. Today, I tried something different.
Kristina (in a horrible signing voice): "If you're Nolan and you know it, clap your hands. (Clap, clap).
Nolan: Staring strangely at his mother.
Kristina: "If you're Nolan and you know it, clap your hands. (Clap, clap)
Nolan: Continuing the strange stare.
Kristina: "If you're Nolan and you know it, then your face will surely show it." (Squeeze Nolan's sweet chubby cheeks to try to force a smile.)
Nolan: Looking quite disgusted with his strange mother.
Kristina: "If you're Nolan and you know it, clap your hands."
Nolan: Clap, clap!
I thought it was too hilarious. I didn't realize that if I just irritated him with my beautiful voice and wonderful song, he would clap to be rid of me. Poor child-now we have been forcing him to clap all morning. Ahhhh learning.