Monkey see, monkey do

Per Christian is getting to that stage of baby-hood where he’s starting to interact a bit more and play with his parents. Which is good, because mommy is home with him all day and needs a playmate.

I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to play with this little monkey?

In typical monkey fashion, he’s also starting to imitate what he sees and hears around him. This is really helpful when we’re trying to teach him a new skill like opening his mouth for food (insert mental image of mommy with her mouth wide open, hovering over the high chair with a spoon full of applesauce…) and also when we’re trying to distract him from some of his least favorite activities (i.e. anything that involves shirts over the head or arms going into sleeve holes).

His favorite sounds seem to be either screeching at the top of his lungs (see above reference about least favorite activities) or else smacking his lips together and clicking his tongue. The latter has had me thinking lately – where did he pick that up? Is he saying he’s hungry and wants more food? Or is he trying to imitate some of the buzzing sounds we make with our lips and hasn’t quite gotten the technique down yet?

But then I had a great “A-HA!” moment this morning when I was fulfilling his daily quota of 4,762 kisses. At one point, he looked me right in the eyes and smacked his lips together. Hey! Could this be the early signs of mimicking our kisses?! Could full-fledged baby slobbers be right around the corner?

Oh, I hope so, because mommy is home with him all day and needs herself some kisses!

(PS – if you’re a child development expert or otherwise experienced parent and  laughing at my naivety, please go away. Ignorance really is bliss in this case.)

3 thoughts on “Monkey see, monkey do

  1. Hi M! Wow! Per-Christan is a little man now!! Nothing brings the passage of time to a racing speed like the presence of a child. Is that algogol I spy in the shelf in the background? 😉 That’ll be Step 59: When baby crawls, clear all items that can be feverishly shoved or tugged to their demise!!! Kisses to you all!!

    • Yep Julie, the “algogol” will definitely need to moved to a higher locale in the new home. I’m already planning to also get rid of some of our beautiful glass-topped furniture, we need to switch out that styling for more durable IKEA wear for a few years!

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