I just want to share this because I will probably forget that she ever did this when the next cute/annoying thing comes along!
Lauren still isn't speaking in a discernible language. She does get her point across, usually after verbally abusing you with ahh's and yah's, with a few taps to the arm. But when you, meaning I, finally figure out what she wants she nods her head with emphasis, smiles and then ends with a round of applause. Jeremy put it really well when he said "I am not sure if I should think its cute or be insulted." It is adorable when you little darling claps at your stupidity for not understanding her very specific request. Here's a guide to her desires:
Ahhhhhh followed by pointing and hitting your arm=I want Barbie and the Diamond Castle
Ahhhhhh followed by pointing and hitting your arm=I want my water/milk cup
Ahhhhhh followed by pointing and hitting your arm=I want my blanket
Ahhhhhh followed by pointing and pulling on your arm=I want you to get off the computer and follow me!
Ahhhhhh followed by pointing and hitting your arm=I want you to put down your book and feed me or else I will get it myself and you WON'T like it!
So you see where the confusion lies and the round of applause is extremely necessary. It may not be a good system but it is our system and it works.
On another note. I do a babysitting swap with a friend. Last Thursday she had my kids so I could work in Logan's classroom. She had made some cupcakes for Young Women's and they were on the counter. Brittany started wondering where Lauren went, sure enough she managed to grab a cupcake off the counter and was sitting quietly in the corner eating her bounty. I am pleased to know her sneaky-ness does not end at home. What a girl!