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No - Elizabeth Unexplained
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I've been in denial for a few weeks, but it is now unmistakable that Margaret uses "no" in context, complete with emphatic head shaking. While this is ultimately a useful language development, it's a tad frustrating when it happens when I am trying to feed her the yogurt that she demanded not five minutes ago and suddenly decides that she does not want once it's in the bowl in front of her.
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enugent From: enugent Date: October 26th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Howard and Margaret seem to be in sync on this, complete with the emphatic head-shaking and the rapid changes in direction. We're not quite to the lie-on-the-ground-and-scream stage yet, but I definitely see the symptoms emerging.
psychohist From: psychohist Date: October 26th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just before learning "no", Margaret had mastered "lie on the ground and scream" - complete with whole body wriggling to prevent a parental pickup. I imagine Howard may be able to do an extra good job on that, if he's so inclined.
enugent From: enugent Date: October 26th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, one of the signs that I've noticed of the impending ability to tantrum is that he's figured out how to squirm hard enough against my holding him that I'm afraid to carry him down the stairs. I need to either set him down and cajole him to go down the stairs himself - fortunately not too difficult right now - or sit down and go down them on my butt while trying to hang on to him.
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