Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Way to say No~

After pre-school on Monday I picked up Asher (my 4 yr old nephew) and took him to the park for a picnic lunch. He'd had a wonderful day at school and was his normal chatty-happy-self. We talked non stop in the car on the way to the park and I learned some interesting things. For example, he told me what he wanted for Christmas:

A skateboard with a Pokemon animal catcher, and

A Robot that makes cotton candy :)

When we arrived at the park and sat down to have lunch we began talking about his school day. Apparently the music teacher was telling the kids about Sign Language and going over a few common words and how to make the motions. Asher's mom has been teaching him how to Sign since was was a baby, so the lesson was pretty easy for Asher as he knew several of the words already.

We talked about how to sign "I love you",

However, with Asher being a HUGE Spider Man fan, he explained to me that hand sign was also the way to sling a web ☺

Next we talked about the word "Yes", and how it looks as if one is knocking on a door. He agreed and we practiced the sign while knocking on the table and saying "yes- yes" who is it? lol

With a burst of enthusiasm he grinned at me and said, "Aunt Nonna, do YOU know how to say NO in Spanish???

I smiled at him and said, "Why don't you tell me?"

This is what he did...

I laughed so hard I almost fell off the park bench! I hugged him and said, "I think I love Spanish!"
I DEFINITELY love Asher!!!


K9 said...

ha ha! i love asher too. thats some rough sign language -requires two hands and a mouth. grrrrrrrhahaha. well now i know how to say yes to love!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Amazing! I never knew I could speak Spanish!

Skunkfeathers said...

No tongula espanol! ;-)Viva Asher!

foam said...

too cute. he's lucky to have you as an aunt .. :)

Libby said...

how precious!

Anonymous said...

uh oh

cute kid alert!

aha ha ha ha -- have a great w/e, m

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The Phosgene Kid said...

Bright young lad! I only know one sign, but generally only use it while driving.