Binh is starting to talk a little more these days, but for a while he would try to communicate and we, or maybe I should say I, could notfigure out what he was trying to say. One day Binh came storming into the the living room and began grunting and torquing a shoulder. I had no idea what he was trying to say but Ava soon came into the room and without being prompted said, ” Binh wants some apple juice.” Now Binh has always understood a large number of word so I then asked him if he wanted a drink of apple juice. After asking he immediately ran to the refrigerator and began pulling on the door. Turns out that was exactly what he wanted. Initially I thought this little episode was coincidental. However, this happened a number of times over the next couple of days about different things. I was forced to consider the fact that Ava could actually be reading some other body language or perhaps… his mind!
Its pretty cool that after a considerably short time Binh and Ava are so in tune with one another. I now know that if Binh is fussing I can simply ask Ava what he wants if I am having trouble understanding him and chances are she knows. This transcends external factors and is just simply about brother and sister.