The curious case of the disappearing nose

by Veronica on December 20, 2013

in Evelyn, Gotta Laugh

Because Evelyn doesn’t talk, we use a mix of gestures, badly mangled sign language and miscommunication.

This morning, we were working on body parts.

“Eve, where’s your tummy?”

She pulls up her tshirt and points.

“Where’s your feet?”

She lifts them up and wiggles them at me.

“Where are your hands?”

She waves them in my face.

“Where is your nose?”

Evelyn looks stricken. She turns around, looking around the room frantically.

Then, wide-eyed, she lifts her hands up and does our universal sign for “OH NO!” (Both hands placed on her head dramatically)

“Is your nose lost?” I ask.

She widens her eyes even further, and signs “OH NO!” again.

Evelyn has lost her nose. I suspect her Uncle David has it.

Evelyn 16.5 months


Kim @frogpondsrock December 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

Of course he does, He is ALWAYS stealing the children’s noses.

Debyl1 December 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

You have such a beautiful little girl there.x

Anne December 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

Lovely photo … she is gorgeous 🙂

Fe December 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

Oooh… I miss that little face.

“aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh BOO!”

Did she giggle?


dharawal December 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Oh she is gorgeous.!

Amy R December 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

It’s something about uncles. They’re ALWAYS stealing noses!

Maybe I should be glad Q’s are so far away then.

river December 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Come on Uncle David, put that cute little nose back where it belongs.

Krista Petrauskas December 22, 2013 at 2:34 am

Reading your story and the other entries to this post, tonight, was such a delight.
It was so nice to *chuckle* over it, I’m sure my eyes lit up.
I’m fuzzily thinking, that there is a delish, Dr Seuss, or someone’s silly, fun poem, about noses – existing somewhere.

Sam Stone @ A Life on Venus December 22, 2013 at 7:48 am

Uncle David!

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