Happily, howls of no
My toddler howled and writhed when I tried putting his socks on him this morning. He was no more receptive to his shoes.
“Fine!” I finally grumbled, setting aside both socks and shoes. “You can go without!”
He immediately relaxed and smiled. “All done!” he said triumphantly as he slid off my lap. “Say no!”
I burst into laughter as he toddled off. Yeah, he made his “no” clear!
And it was a delight, for he babbles more than he speaks, and each new word he does speak tells me so much more about who he is.
I love him without many words, but I love getting to know him by his words, too.
I revel in the discovery, and look forward to even the howls of no ahead!