Friday, February 20, 2009

Engaging Your Eyes

A remarkable thing about Jack, lately, with his ever-expanding vocabulary is this demand for your attention. I don't mean that in the way its often used with children where he misbehaves so you yell at him or anything like that. What I mean is if he is on your lap, if you're holding him, or he's very near you Jack will lock onto your eyes and repeat his point until you look. He has a pull where if you detect him looking at your eyes, you HAVE to return the look. Its only then, when he has your eyes, that he will continue with whatever he's saying. It's slightly intimidating. How did he develop this ability? Somehow he's mastered this engagement where he demands that kind of response. It has to be instinctual, because where else did he pick that up?

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