Before we left for art, he was counting on his fingers. It all went fine until he counted down from five. When he got to "two" he held his fingers like we all do, but when he got to "one" he put down his pointer finger instead of the OTHER finger!
You know how if you make a big deal out of some act, gesture, or word it is sure to create repeated incidences? I was trying to get him to not count like that without telling him why or he would be sure to do it ad nausum in front of the other homeschooled children..
It caused some nervousness around here.
I didn't want to be the mom with the 5 year old who knows how to sign - with a very limited vocabulary.