Peter Reckell Amazed at Daughter's Sign Language
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Loden Sloan Reckell, the 17-month-old daughter of actor Peter Reckell and singer Kelly Moneymaker, may not be able to verbally tell her parents what she wants yet, but she has been taught a way to communicate — sign language. Calling the baby signs she’s learned “amazing,” the Days of Our Lives star explains that “it’s that kind of thing, watching their minds develop, that is just astounding.” One of Loden’s favorite signs is ‘more’ and she is learning all the different ways she can use it.
“She just uses it pretty much with more food, more milk or whatever she’s eating. And then all of a sudden, she chased me around the couch, and we’re laughing and having a great time and I stopped to take a breather and she made the sign for more. She wanted more chasing. “
Peter, 53, loves to see his daughter grow and change, but a question remains — who does Loden look like? “A lot of people are saying that she’s really starting to look like me a lot, but then yesterday, Kelly was holding her and somebody said, ‘She looks just like you.’” While he appreciates that Loden is a combination of he and his wife, Peter admits that it makes him “kind of sad” to see how exactly the traits are expressed. “When she’s in a serious mood, scowling or unhappy, she looks like me, and when she’s happy and smiling, she looks like Kelly!”
Loden is the first child for Peter and Kelly, 38.
Source: Soap Opera Digest