Monday, March 1, 2010

Toddler Imitations

Braden continues to mimic what he sees his Mother and I do on a daily basis. I have reported those things for quite a while now. In the last several weeks he has added some sound effects to his mimicry.

He has his Mom's routine down pat. I have seen him get her hairspray, hold it by his head, and say "shhhh".  Then he moves it to the other side of his head and does it again.

I've seen him do the same with perfume bottles as well.  He makes the "shhhh" sound on both sides of his head.

Sometimes to entertain Braden I run across our hardwood floor in my socks and slide. He thinks it's funny.  After seeing me, Braden will walk across the floor dragging his feet and guessed it...."shhhhh".

It would seem that he loves that sound.  He makes other sounds too.

He gets the dust buster and pushes is around making his best vacuuming noise.

He makes truck sounds for every car or truck that he pushes around the house.

Maybe we have the next Michael Winslow on our hands.  Braden should be old enough for Police Academy 47 if they can revive that terrible movie series. Hollywood has revived everything else so don't count it out.

Braden mimics silently at times too.  Once he watched me using the phone book. Yes I still use one of those sometimes when I am at home. I don't always have the computer cranked up after work. Anyway, after seeing me Braden leafed through the pages, got my cell phone, punched some buttons, and proceeded to talk to someone on the phone.

Whenever we are eating Braden goes to the drawer where his utensils are kept. He opens the drawer and gets our attention because he can't quite reach into the drawer yet.  Once someone gives him a spoon he shuts the drawer and goes to get a plastic bowl so he can eat too.

When we are cooking the little man goes to the drawer with the wooden spoons. After he gets a wooden spoon, he goes for a pot or pan.

Braden pretty much likes to do whatever we are doing. Not only does he like to do it, he likes to do it well. I think he might be a little perfectionist always practicing his skills.  It's so fun to watch him learn about how us humans behave.

We just have to be careful when we take him to Wal Mart. There are a few human-like creatures there that I could stand for him not to immitate.


Katherine said...

I love the imitations. They're so cute. And I'm completely with you on the Wal Mart thing. There are just some things no one should do!

Shhh....that's too cute!


Manic Mommy said...

Braden is just at *the best* age! I'm sure he has five or six pretend phones. I love when they answer them; "lo!"

surprised mom said...

I'm sure you've heard the saying "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Braden is complimenting you and his mom left and right. He thinks you're fascinating. It also sounds like he's establishing his place in the family. It must be so great to see him in full imitation mode.

Shhhhh . . . :)

I'm not really a Wal Mart shopper, but I know customers in any store can be pretting interesting. I can see why you'd be wary of Braden imitation them.

WeaselMomma said...

It's always amazing to watch them practice what they have learned.

Eric said...

Best way to start a wal-mart imitation is first to apply the spandex pants.

PJ Mullen said...

It's pretty funny to watch them imitate us. My son likes to follow me around in the kitchen and say "Pop" "stir" over and over and over again

seashore subjects said...

Sound effects are great! I think it's time for another video.. :)