We Have also tried to teach our kids some sign language before they started speaking. Simple words like "all done," "more," "sorry," "milk," and of course "please." Baby J hasn't picked up signs well, he laughs when we try to get him to sign. Mr. E signed pretty well and stuck to the exact motions of the signs. Ethne also signed well, but she liked to add her own little flair to the motions.
Of the signs that Ethne used the one we all remember best is "please."
I wish we had a video of how Ethne signed please. She had her own little style and her sassy personality just made it so funny and so memorable that we often find ourselves laughing about how she did it. When Ethne really wanted something, even after she started talking, she would use both hands to rub her chest while doing a little wiggle dance as she asked for something.
I am thankful for this memory that brings a smile to my face and sometimes a tear to my eye. I miss this girl of mine. I look forward to the day I will get to see her silly please again, and I will be sure to make a video.