Posted by: Kristin W | May 28, 2012

Stories From the Past

As A starts to develop more language, we are learning more about his past.  However, he still can’t really tell us a story without acting out and pantomiming a lot of parts.  So, as you can imagine if you’ve ever played charades, there are often a lot of wrong guesses about what he’s acting out.  Here’s an example:

This weekend, we took the kids to beach for the first time.  A has been to the pool and was excited about swimming.  And fish.  I asked him if he’d ever been swimming in the river in Afar (which was close to where he lived).  He said yes.  Then he proceeded to tell us a story (many parts acted out) about how he was swimming, a fish was swimming, he jumped into the water (done with a diving hand motion), and caught the fish in his mouth.  I was pretty sure that this was fiction.

This morning, I turned on an episode of Dinosaur Train for him to watch and he got all excited and acted out the whole thing again.  You see, he wasn’t talking about himself diving into the water and catching a fish in his mouth, he was telling me about when he saw the episode where the pteranodon dives into the water and catches a fish in his mouth.  Whoops!

The kids had a great time at the beach, even if no one caught a fish in their mouth.  It wasn’t because he didn’t try…

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  1. Love the pic of A flying. Oh, and about the stories, did you know M killed a tiger with a knife? 🙂

  2. That is such a cute story! Love the pictures of kids at the beach.


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