Yesterday morning, as we were trying in vain to get out of the house on time for school, Monkey planted himself firmly in front of The Tree and pointed over and over at the angel on the top of our tree. Finally, I asked Duhdee to please look up the word “angel” on our handy, dandy online ASL dictionary so we could teach it to the child.
Duhdee did as I asked and when I finished brushing my teeth I found him diligently signing and saying “Angel” to Monkey whenever Monkey pointed. Awesome. Duhdee showed me the sign and I repeated the process with Monkey when Duhdee rushed off to do some last minute chores.
When Duhdee and Monkey were in the bathroom brushing their teeth together I happened to look at the web browser Duhdee had left open and I saw the woman signing over and over and over. I stepped closer and cracked up. Duhdee has a bit of trouble with spelling, you see, and when he searched for “Angel” he actually looked up “Angle.”
Haha! Poor Monkey. We’re all set now though.