When your child starts to copy the things you do and say, it can be pretty funny/sweet/horrible/ironic.
It’s all relative to the experience, you see.
I tell her not to touch things in a ‘special’ shop… she ignores this, but when another child enters and starts touching, she tells them “DON’T TOUCH!”
Hubbie and I are telling her how special and precious she is to us. “You make us soooo happy! We love you.”
She responds with “No, Mama Tato make me MORE happy! I like you MORE!”
I will be stuck in traffic and yelling at silly drivers. Suddenly she is laughing at me and saying “Duck?!” Whoops.
Tonight, I sat in her bed with her, reiterating to her, “no, only 1 book.”
Baby girl held up 3 instead. I was unusually cool for a moment like this, and just stared back at her, still.
“Mama,” she said to my non-response. “Breathe. Mama, BREATHE…”