Gideon has a best friend. his name is the vacuum. This morning he asked and begged and downright whined for the vacuum to come out of the closet. I decided it was time for an actual word for vacuum instead of his insistent whining. So I taught him to sign the word vacuum. Some time soon I'll get a video of it, but for now I wanted to tell you that I taught him a new word. Hopefully now he will ask nicely to get the vacuum out.