Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thumbs Up

Before I started reading parenting books, I had no idea that being able to wiggle your thumbs (as in the "thumbs up" gesture) was a developmental milestone.  Turns out, that's hard to do when you're two.

And when someone gives you the "thumbs up" sign and you try to return it, you do this:

(Note:  I took these pictures at breakfast, so there's chocolate chips (from waffles) in and around Coop's mouth.  Just fyi.)

But lately, I've seen Cooper counting to two using his thumb and index finger.  And counting to three with his thumb, index finger, and tall man.  So I figured he might be able to wiggle his thumbs separately.

One morning, he figured out that (a) he could do it and (b) we were impressed.

And there was much rejoicing:

But when I asked him to show me his thumbs so I could take a picture, I got this:

"My thumbs are in time out, Mama."

Finally, I caught them:

Next step:  a leather jacket and a motorcycle.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait for him to start working that middle finger.


Karen said...

Ayyyyyy. That's so cool! I had no idea about the thumb thing, either, but kudos to Cooper for working out the Fonz move so quickly! And he does look about ten degrees cooler doing it. :)

Anonymous said...

Very cool!
Aunt Jill