Decoding the body language of infants

October 30, 2006

The signal: Phil puts his hand in his mouth.

What we think this means: “Look, I know you guys are new parents who have a lot to learn, and, sure, my communication skills could still use some refinement. So I’m gonna make this really simple and obvious, OK? When I’m gnawing on my own flesh — when I resort to self-cannibalism — that means that you’re not feeding me enough. 2%, 1%, fat-free, I don’t care — whatever you have on tap will be just fine. But can you hurry it up, please?”

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