What are you doing, Mommy? Are you eating? Having chips? Mommy? Yummy chips? Can I have some? I want some chips. Mommy, can I have some? Mommy?
So, since my mouth was full I hoped that a nod would work to hush her for the moment. I nodded yes to "Are you eating?". One nod for "Havin' chips?". One nod yes to "Yummy chips?". One shake of the head for "Can I have some?"
Well, Chayse thought this communication method was quite funny. She starts nodding and shaking that head like crazy and laughing.
A new barrage of jibber from Keira ensues.
What is Chayse doing? Mommy? Is Chayse laughing? Mommy, Chayse is laughing. Silly Chayse. Whats so funny, Chayse? Chayse is nodding yes, mommy. Chayse said yes. Chayse nodded no, mommy. Chayse said no mommy. See Chayse? Mommmy, what is Chayse doing? Is she laughing? Mommy? (seriously, this goes on all day. All day.)
So I started nodding again in response to both girls. Now it is more of a game than any sort of actual question answering. Nods yes and shakes no are abound in the house.
Keira says What are you doing? Are you saying yes? Are you saying no?
I said yep. And then I returned with a question of my own. "What if I do this, Keira?" And I rolled my head all around in Shake-Nod fashion.
That stumped her. She sat there silent for a while. She just stared at me. (YES! I did it! I silenced her!!)
Then she says " Mommy, that means Yo!"