Jack keeps adding cute things to his repertoire, and I must share them:
- You already know that Jack calls any vehicle trailer a choo-choo, any truck pulling a trailer a choo-choo guck, and any boat a boop. Unsurprisingly then, the first time he saw a car pulling a boat on a trailer, he pointed and shouted “Choo-choo boop!”
- A sheep is a baa, and he knows that sheep say “baa baa”, and one day while changing his diaper, he was repeating “baa baa baa baa”, so I started singing “Baa-baa-baa Baa-baa-baa-ran”. He requests it now.
- For a while (sadly, he doesn’t do anymore), while he was (not) trying to fall asleep in his crib, he would sing to himself. “E-i-e-i-guck,” and then immediately “Yay!” and clap for himself. Over and over. He still says yay and claps when songs end.
- He pretends to give his stuffed animals drinks from his water cup.
- He pretends to have his Elmo doll (and others) walk and run across the floor.
- He picks up anything that looks remotely like a smartphone, holds it to his ear, says “Hello-bye!” and puts it down fast.
- He tells jokes! Okay, one joke. He looks at me, says “Hi, Dada!”, waits for my shocked expression, and laughs like a loon. Then he’ll say “Hi, Mama!” to John. Then we’ll ask him who we are, he’ll get us both right, and then he’ll point to himself and say, “Dada!” and laugh some more.
- He calls himself “you”. When the three of us are together, he likes to point it out. “Mama, Dada, YOU!” And if there’s something he wants to do for himself (like turn on the light) and one of us tries to do it first, he’ll say, “No, YOU!” which was very confusing at first.