Tucker is discovering the joy of imagination. He loves to point to and sign about animals he "sees" outside, that can truly only be found in the zoo or on an African safari.
The other night, we met my mom for dinner while Robb was traveling and Dad was working late... I should tell you this is a favorite hobby of Mom's and mine. Tuck was chatting away about all kinds of things, when suddenly he waved his arm wildly in the air, and he trumpeted his lips together, simultaneously sending spit flying everywhere and signing elephant.
And then he burst out laughing.
He went back and forth: elephant, ha-ha-ha, elephant, ha-ha-ha. Cracking himself up.
Always up for a good joke, and wanting to get in on the action, I laughed too and said, "Oh, how funny, Tucker! Did you see an elephant outside?"
Without skipping a beat, he stopped laughing, stopped signing, and said with a straight face, "No."
Well, alrighty then.
And he went back to eating his yogurt, clearly offended that I tried to get between him and a joke he shares only with Grandma.