I think Braden is about to enter the stage of development that brings countless hours of joy to immature parents everywhere. The little guy is becoming coachable.
He has always imitated everything we do. I have written about that before. He imitates cooking, drinking, eating, brushing teeth, brushing hair, and anything else that he sees us do. Recently he has started imitating my juggling by taking two balls and moving his hands around in circles. It's really funny.
As a side note I am not a good juggler. I have started trying to learn since Braden was born only because it has always bothered me that I couldn't juggle. Now I practice every night with Braden's bath tub toy balls while he takes a bath. Yes my friends it is this type of dedication that is sure to win me countless father of the year awards.
Now as Braden takes these new mimicking skills to the next level by allowing instruction there are no limits to the amount of fun we can have. The first indication of this possible new joining of forces came last weekend when I sneezed a couple times. Braden started laughing and began to imitate me.
Of course I took this and expounded upon it to make the production bigger and better. I started doing some very exaggerated AHHHHHHH...CHOOOOO! type sneezes. Braden laughed and laughed and then started to do them himself. Braden will now give you an AHHHHHH...ch! complete with head motions on demand. It is hilarious.
What could be our next comedy tag team act? I am against teaching vulgarities just for a laugh so I won't be doing that. What will it be? Touchdown dances? Three Stooges routines? I don't have time to wonder any more. I am off to draw up a new routine for me and the little man to practice tonight after work.