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Do you ever wish you could see inside your (pre-verbal) child's mind to know just what they're thinking? Today, when he was eating his Cheerios, he would drop a few down my shirt, then pull on it and reach in to get them and eat them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Do you think he's trying to tell me he's ready to eat them with milk?
 

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He he, don't know, but its funny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My brother is 16 years younger than me. When he was 3 he put a little styrofoam pellet from a beanbag chair up his nose. I asked him why he did it. He said, "Because it was fun." That probably says it all.
 

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I think this every day. Like this morning, when DS started pointing at a blank wall saying "Gee, gee, gee!" with much excitement. "Gee" is not a word we have discovered any meaning for yet, and what he would be excited about on a blank wall is beyond me.<br><br>
What is he thinking?
 

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We're glad that we're doing signing with DD because she's still completely non-verbal but can tell us a few things. Like, she'll suddenly get excited and sign 'cat', and we'll realize that the cat just came in the room and she wants to go see him.<br><br>
Or I'm looking at pics online and she signs "baby" -- she's excited to look at pictures of babies, so I find some more for her.<br><br>
Or just at dinner time when we go to give her some more and she signs "all done" and points down, we know she wants to get down.<br><br>
But yeah... there are still those times when you just wonder what her M.O. is. She loves to do this transferance-of-stacks thing, where she'll go to a pile of books, pick up a book, walk across the room, put the book somewhere else. Repeat with all the books until they're all in a stack again. Then start the whole thing over again, in reverse, until they're all back where they started. She will do this with books, with clothes, with toys, over and over and over again!<br><br>
We actually just bought a book called "What's Going On in There" which is a physiological and biological examination of the development of kids' brains. It's fascinating!
 
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