Grandpa: Hey, why is your son putting his index finger and thumb together in a pinching motion...he just keeps doing it in my face!
Me: OOH he is signing Bird
Grandpa: Oh we did see a bird on his cartoon...I wish you would teach this guy how to talk, ohkay BYE!
and he hung up lol
Funniest thing ever, i mean my son does talk just in another language. I find it funny that people don't associate his correct usage and understanding of ASL as talking when i see it as communication. I wonder if people would think differently if i had started teaching him something more popular like Spanish. Or maybe it would make more "sense" if it was something verbal.
Maybe its more comical to me as last week i had a mom at the Bugs school ask me "what its like to have a deaf son". I must have had the most confused looked on my face when i responded with "um i would not know, my son is not deaf he is just bi-lingual".
I guess its just off the grain to teach your child something other than Spanish. I figure when my Bug goes to school, pre school, and everywhere in between Spanish will come...then he will know THREE languages when you look at it like i do!