In my unbiased opinion, Noah is pretty brilliant.
But I have to tell you, lately he’s been even more brilliant than usual. He’s starting to play with language. That’s a big deal. It means he is understanding enough to know when a word doesn’t really belong.
For instance, tonight we were at the track. I pointed out the moon and the stars. He didn’t want to sign moon and stars. He wanted to sign helicopter. So here I am signing moon and stars, and Noah is signing helicopter. Why helicopter? Because we look up in the sky to see a helicopter, just like we look up into the sky to see the moon and stars. So how do I know he was playing with words and not just confused. Because he was laughing, absolutely cracking himself up.
He gets that from me.