Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Choices


How much is that cookie in the window?
London, ON, October 2006
About this photo: This is the final picture in support of last week's Thematic Photographic theme, blur. On Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. ET (I know, I'm manic about time) I'll be posting the new TP theme. To give you a chance to churn on it, I'm disclosing it a little early. (Drum roll, please...) The upcoming TP theme is...HAPPY. See y'all Wed. night, right here.
Our kids inherited a lot of traits from me and my wife. One of them is the way they talk with their hands. And when Noah found himself in the coveted spot in front of the display case at the local Tim Hortons, he let his hands do the talking to ensure we brought home exactly what his little tummy wanted.

Your turn: Do you talk with your hands? As Seinfeld would ask, what's the deal with non-verbal communications?

36 comments:

Canadian Mark said...

I don't talk with my hands much, but according to my wife I give many non-verbal cues through facial expression when I talk. Personally, I don't see it.

Wendy said...

Loved the pic of your sweet little guy! Choices indeed! Too many some times.
Of course I "talk" with my hands, doesn't everybody??

smarmoofus said...

When I was a child, my parents went to a work-related function where my mother engaged in conversation with another guest. A man at the party watched her for a bit, then approached and grabbed her wildly-flailing hands. My mother, naturally, stopped mid-sentence and stared, somewhat taken aback. The man said, "I thought that would make you stop talking." He meant it in good fun, of course. I am more like Mark... my every thought and feeling can be read on my face. I do not play poker.

Did your son get the cookie his hands were after?

Happy WW!
-smarmoofus"

Sara said...

Carmi, to be honest if I didn't have hands - I doubt that I could talk!

Talk with my hands all the time!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

If I couldn't use my hands I would explode!

I love your little darling drooling over the goodies;)

I know what I am doing for "Happy"! You prob could guess!

dianne - bunny trails said...

More than some. Not as much as others. Big on facial expressions, though.

Cute shot. :D

MorahMommy said...

As you well know, I talk with my hands. I think I would have difficulty talking without them.

Our little guy definitely knows what he wants,,,and can bat those baby blues and wiggle his fingers to get it!

D.O.M. Dan said...

Yes, I talk with my hands all the time. I often point in the direction of something I'm referring to, even if it's not in sight. Yeah, I know, weird.

kenju said...

Mr. kenju used to talk with his hands all the time, and we all used to say that if we tied his hands back, he wouldn't be able to talk. Since the stroke, he doesn't do that so much. I wonder why?

Villager said...

Happy WW! Eenie...meenie...minee... moe!

I invite your blog readers to see something that I never imagined possible earlier this year ... Barack & Hillary kissing each other?!?

peace, Villager

Mariposa said...

Hahahah, I'm singing how much is that cookie in the window!!! LOL

Happy WW!

Red Lotus Mama said...

I just love this photo and your title. Such a wonderful capture of childhood innocence. Happy Wednesday ... POOF! http://tinyurl.com/6rufjc

flleenie said...

Luv the photo!

As for talking...I talk with my mouth, I talk with my body, I talk with my hands, and I am told that my facial expressions speak a thousand words (which I totally believe!)...

Communication happens in so many different ways...

Robin said...

Did he actually choose the low-fat cookies?

Jenny in Ca said...

I like this, it is a really expressive photo.

happy ww!

Mommie Van said...

ur son looks so cute!:) and re: non verbal cues i guess everybody does that its our universal language like nodding is the same for everyone everywhere.

happy ww!

Cattis said...

Well body language mostly is more useful than words I think :-)

sage said...

oh yes, I talk with my hands...

and when the little guy grows up, he'll be asking, "how many calories?"

June said...

Great shot. I love pictures of people being human...happy WW!

{i}Post said...

YES! I do talk with my hands! :0) The picture was VERY cute!

tjhirst said...

The non verbals in this picture surely are words speaking to us, aren't they. I hate choices like these. I always end up with buyer's remorse.

Indigo Children said...

Looks like he is thinking about the chocolate chip cookie -- taking his decision very seriously.

I am blown away by the size of the croissants on the left.

Great shot.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great photo - love the over-the-shoulder perspective. Quite a lot of choices he has. My husband and I both talk with our hands and many of our children do as well. Isn't it interesting the different traits our children inherit from us?

Lynda said...

The photo is priceless...

sheila said...

Great shot! And low fat to boot!
First time here, I'm going to take a look around.

DNLee said...

happy ww

photowannabe said...

I don't think I could talk if I didn't use my hands. It helps get the words out...don't you think?
Great shot for choices and your son.

Holly Schwendiman said...

Here's hoping we never run out of great choices!

I'm up and capturing wonder today. :)

Hugs,
Holly

Becky said...

Hes a cutie and love the name.I dont ever talk with my hands but I think like Mark said up there I have expressions on my face that take place of the hand jestures.LOL!~~Becky~~Found you on a friends blog.Looks like an interesting page.

Rachel said...

I accidently hit my friend the other day when I was talking with my hands. :( I guess that will teach her to stand too close!

That's a very cute picture. I'm so awful with choices when I have that many. I'm pretty sure I would have had to close my eyes and point.

siteseer said...

Without my hands I'd be speechless

purple_kangaroo said...

Very cute. I do talk with my hands, and so do my kids.

My WW this week is a scan of some artwork by my 7-year-old.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

What a great photo! I didn't even notice the blurred hand initially. Just shows what a great shot it is.

onevintagephoto said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing. Must go look for donuts now.

Moi said...

i talk so much with my hands that they call me "theatrical" at work ;DDD

the other day someone's laptop crashed and while communicating it to other colleagues i actually did a gesture with my hands like a plane crashing into the ground (without reallly thinking about it) ..it did evoke a lot of laughter at my expense.....all in jest, of course :)


and is he going for a "fat-free" choice already??? he's too young to like "fat free" stuff :)

nice post, Carmi.

Jack said...

Everyone in my family uses their hands to talk. For years I have teased my mother that the best way to "silence her" would be to hold her hands still. If she couldn't use them, I don't know if she could speak. ;)