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Sometimes I wonder how Max interprets what he sees. It’s kind of a fascinating thing – he’s 10 months old. He doesn’t have the language skills. How does he interpret the things in front of him?
What does he dream?
Does he understand what he sees?
I know he recognizes Erich and I now. He smiles at us, he does the cute little hide his head shyly in someone’s shoulder when you talk with him. But beyond identifying that we’re his parents, what does his brain process? It’s a fascinating thing watching him grow up – watch him develop every little thing along the way that as an adult I take for granted. After all, we forget that at some point, we all had to learn this stuff.
Putting a word to identify what we see. Creating language, first in the brain, then speaking it.
The amazing thing is that Max watches everything. He studies things. My friends and coworkers remark how all of his photos have him looking quite seriously into the camera, watching it, trying to understand it. I’d love to be able to hear what’s rolling around in that brain of his in comprehension at this point – but he simply doesn’t have the language to communicate it.
I’d love to know the first moment that he sees something, identifies it, and the English connection is made. I know that it’ll be mostly a silent connection within his mind, but I’ll soon know it happened as a word (or two, or three) get repeated again (and again and again). But I would love to know how he sees things now. I wish that early discovery wouldn’t be lost in the ether of baby-hood.