Tuesday, February 17, 2009

He's the One to Take Over the World

For a long time, I've assumed that Sam would be the son who took over the world. After all, he spends most of his days now working out ways to bend me and Joy to his will. ("not really" is his new favorite phase, uttered as he thinks of another option to the one or two we've given him) We knew he needed to go to the doctor for his sickness last week when he was compliant.

Noah, on the other hand, is a mellow child. He'll sit contentedly in your lap for hours, smiles at everyone he meets, and rarely gets frustrated. I figured he'd be Sam's backup to taking over the world, but not the instigator.

Turns out I was wrong.

Noah has finally picked up signing and, like most kids, his first sign to get wide use was "more." "More" is made by putting the tips of all the fingers together on each hand and then tapping that cluster together. (You can see a signing video here, if you aren't familiar with the sign.) When Noah signs "more," however, he rolls his fingers together nods vigorously. It seems to remind me of someone...

Oh yes, that's right, he's Mr. Burns. Before long, Noah will be saying "excellent" as he quietly plots to take over the world, bending Sam to his will in a role-reversal we're all expecting now.

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