This morning Costa had his typical breakfast of waffle and peanut butter. Somehow, all the peanut butter ended up on his head and in his hair. Of course, giving peanut butter to a toddler is never a mess free affair, but he's never smeared it on his forehead like that before.
I'm afraid I've exposed Costa to too much TV. He doesn't seem to pay much attention to the TV at all, but if I dare to mute the volume or turn it off, he immediately looks at the TV and signs "more". I'll turn it back on and he'll immediately goes back to whatever he was doing, not paying any attention to the TV, but he's aware the second he stops hearing sound from it. (If I don't turn it back on, he starts grunting all indignantly, like "how dare you not turn the sound/TV back on!" which is pretty cute too.) I don't think it's just the background noise, because yesterday night Matthew had youtube videos playing, but that wasn't enough, the volume on the TV had to be on too! I turned the sound down gradually to see if I could sneak it by him and it worked, until I mentioned to Matthew, "He didn't notice because I did it gradually" (we were discussing it just a minute ago so it was clear from the context what I was referring to, I was trying to phrase things in a way that I thought wouldn't clue Costa in to what I was talking about). As soon as I said that Costa looked up at the TV and signed "more". I really wonder if he understood what I said or if it was just a coincidence? I thought using words like "notice" and "gradually" would be out of his baby vocabulary.
Okay, if that doesn't convince you that my baby is super intelligent, here is a picture of him that definitely will: