Little Man is learning by leaps and bounds. He amazed me today by his ability to repeat or imitate almost everything he heard or saw.
This morning, while we played in his room, he handed me a book that he normally never wants to read. It’s called “Love Song for a Baby” or something along those lines. He sat still, his full attention on the pictures as I turned the pages. He loves to point out babies in pictures, so I knew that was why he was so attentive. Then we got to a picture where the baby was laughing, with his mouth wide open. Little Man opened his mouth wide, looking like the picture, and began making a noise that I can best describe as growling, “aaahhhhh, ahhhh,” very softly.
At lunch, Little Man sat in his jumper while daddy finished his lunch. I nudged Gimli with my foot to get him out from under the table, and I look to see Little Man’s foot begin to reach out as well.
After his afternoon nap, I put him on the changing table. For some reason, I began “singing” the “Charge” song using the “da” sound. Each time I did a line, Little Man would repeat “da da da da da da da.” A few times, he even did the same inflections.
In the evening, as we ate dinner, Little Man stared toward the living room, at the canvas picture on the wall. I explained that it was him when he was just a couple months old, and he demanded to see it up close. Daddy and I told him, “It’s Anthony!” and he giggled. I pointed to his chest as I said it. Right before bed, daddy took him to another picture on the wall, this time in our bedroom. Daddy asked who it was, and Little Man responded, “annony,” while touching his chest.
Seeing how much he learns each day reminds me how quickly he is growing. It also reminds me it’s time to start watching what I say or do around this smart guy!