Over the last several months, when people learned we were adopting a little boy from China who did not understand English, the question we heard the most was "How will you ever communicate with him?" That was never a major concern of mine, probably because we have seen how well other adopted children from China have adjusted. Now we are experiencing it, and I would still say communicating has not been much of a problem. Love is a universal language. So we are constantly communicating that with him through hugs and touch. He has his own little hand signals that he uses...holding his hand like around a cup and tipping it to his mouth when he wants a drink...pulling at his pants when he needs to use the bathroom....putting his hand towards his mouth and saying "yum" when he is hungry (Craig helped him with that one:)...those are just a few of our gestures. He does a lot of grunting and pointing as well. Kian is very willing to repeat after us when we point to things. So we are trying to keep it fun and light!
The next two pics are for Ashlyn and LaurelLee who are afraid we are not getting enough Asian food!!:)
So far Kian hasn't wanted to use chop sticks but he sure has the noodle slurping down!!!!