I’m not feeling the best; this cold has really taken me out of commission these past few days. Therefore, this post will be pretty short. I’m sorry for the inconvenience; I know how much you all depend on me to get you through the very difficult work day. I kid, I kid, but I did put up a vid to make up for the short post. Take a look at Tre telling a knock knock joke.
As you can see from the video, he’s becoming very good at copying what he hears. He was watching his favorite TV show yesterday & they told a knock knock joke. After hearing it, he kept walking around the house saying knock knock. Obviously, he screwed up the joke, but he got the jist of it & that’s all that mattered.
Now that he’s in this phase, it’s gonna be tough on us. We have to watch what we say & what we watch. Think about that baby on “Meet The Fockers“, yeah definitely don’t want him walking around calling people A-holes.
Tre’s copying syndrome spans all areas & no word is safe. Just last week I spent a few days being called “Honey” instead of Dada. He heard Fefe call me honey & figured he’d use that name for me as well. Do you know how embarrassing it is to be at Best Buy & have your 20 month old son scream HONEY at the top of his lungs to get your attention? Hopefully you’ll never experience my pain.
It doesn’t stop at copying words either; actions are not excluded from his copying behavior. As I’m writing this I stopped to blow my nose, Tre stops everything he’s doing & starts hollering for Fefe to give him a wipe. She gives it to him & he proceeds to blow his nose. Like really, are you serious? The boy stopped playing, threw a fit to obtain a wipe & blew his nose (which wasn’t stuffy by the way) all in the name of copying Daddy.
This phase is one of the most exciting & equally frustrating periods of a child’s development. I’m looking forward to witnessing the many things that he picks up from books, movies, and us as well. But with Fefe walking around the house cursing like a sailor, it won’t be all peachy.