I think I mentioned before that our little boy is a very Colombino in that although he only has an understable vocabulary of 5 words, one of them is “Gracias”. When you give him a food he liikes you get a “Gracias” When you help him up and down stairs he bats his unbelieably long eyelashes and says “Gracias”. It’s incredibly really, and a tribute to his amazing foster mother.
The rest of the words he says are more or less unintelligible except for “Si!” and “Tete” which means bottle. But he loves to babble and talks to us all day long. One of the most common sounds he makes is “Ahhhhhhhhhh”. Ahhhhh is usually accompanied by a big smile so Andres is on a mission to get Elian’s first English word to be “Awesome” As a result Elian hears the word awesome approximately 5 million times a day.
The video below shows Elian in one of his current favorite activities, going up and down stairs, very, very slowly. If you listen closely you’ll here him say “Gracias” as we help him down each stair and I have to say, hearing him say that is very, very, mucho pero incrediblely AWESOME!