I got up one morning to see Buzz standing in her crib looking out the window and moving her had as if waving bye.. I looked out the window and saw no one, and then Buzz waves bye only when told so I shrugged it off as some hand gesture that she was making.
Then over the weekend, I went grocery shopping with her. Every time she saw someone’s back turned and walking away she would wave and sometimes even utter ‘Baaaayyyee’. This is when it hit me on what was going on.
When Buzz started daycare she would cry anytime someone was leaving because she wanted out of the place and wanted whoever was leaving to take her with them. Since she knew how to wave bye, her daycare teachers starting telling her to wave her hands in bye every time she saw people leaving. This helped her and she is now quite happy to see people leave and is seen waving to all making their way out of the daycare.
And now apparently she has made the same association with anyone and everyone who has their back towards her and are walking on. So if you want Buzz to wave to you, all you have to do is walk away.. 🙂
PS: Mom and Dad are excluded because then we only cry..