Who says you need to be able to communicate in order to make your point?
So much of human communication is nonverbal, which is great for parents who are having trouble understanding their children as they start to speak. In fact, without saying anything, most parents can tell what their children are thinking and feeling just by looking at them.
Diana and Christos Simos of Jacksonville, Florida have gotten pretty good at interpreting their toddler Alexander’s burgeoning speech. Alexander is three, and while he knows plenty of words he’s still figuring out how to string them all together in coherent sentences. Thankfully Christos seems to speak fluent Toddler-ese.
Diana posted a video of her tiny family that Christos recorded after she left for work one day, and it’s gone viral. “I was in such a hurry to get back to work after Alexander’s soccer practice, and my baby Alex was really disappointed he didn’t get the right goodbye,” she posted on Facebook. “He had a lot to say, and my husband was able to record it all.”
Sure enough, the video shows an enraged youngster pleading for less work and more cuddles. Alexander, who is standing barefoot in the living room, is plainly upset that Diana left without a hug or a kiss. He’s enraged to the point of stamping his foot! Take a peek at his adorable tiny face.
The best part is that as he spews out a string of semi-coherent words, dad manages to catch the entire thing and translate it for us. “She didn’t give you a kiss?” Christos asks incredulously. “And she just went to work?” he continues to translate. “What kind of mother does that?”
“Uh, dinnohh!” Alexander responds in exasperation. “I don’t know either!” Christos responds. Alexander isn’t done yet. Gesturing towards his baby sister in an infant carrier next to him, he indicates that he, his sister, and Christos all expected a hug and a kiss from Diana before she left, only to be let down. The nerve!
Thank goodness dad was able to translate for us or we’d never know what he was so upset about! We’re sure this will teach Diana a lesson about leaving without saying a proper goodbye. We wouldn’t want her to get another tongue-lashing from this little firecracker!