caleb makes the baby sign for light! hooray! but why? i've done "light" with him a few times, but mostly we focus on practical signs like eat, drink, all done, and more. but would caleb like to do one of those signs? no thank you. he will choose to do light. and what did i do in response? totally overreact, of course.
so now, caleb does "light" for EVERYTHING. it means, "turn on the music", "give me some food", "pick me up", "can i see that?", "come get me", "more please", etc, etc, etc. if he wants to communicate, he does the sign for light.
at least he's getting the whole using signs to communicate concept. and i'm sure he'll lose some of the generality at some point... right?