We have been trying to do basic signs with MMan for communication since he isn't really talking yet. Signs for more, please, sleep, milk and drink have all been introduced and used with some frequency. But over time it seems that little MMan has discovered that he doesn't really have to communicate to get most of what he wants. Yes, he has trained us well. And it worked until lunch today.
I was eating a piece of pie with whipped cream. MMan did his usual squawk and point. I demonstrated the 'more' sign. He mimicked, I gave him a bite. Within three bites, he was signing more AND please with broad, look-what-I-can-do grins.
Now if only he would communicate what he got into, leaving his face looking like this: