So one of Sweet Son #1’s favorite songs as of late is the Queen standard “We Will Rock You”. While I’m not completely sure where my sweet 7 year old first heard this oldie, I do know that he’s heard it at baseball games and a recent excursion to a hockey game. He sings it EVERYWHERE.
What he doesn’t realize (and I don’t think I fully did until recently) is that The Manimal’s language skills are developing at the speed of light. He repeats EVERYTHING.
Yesterday, M was playing with Play-Doh and chattering to himself (takes after Mom). I was only half-listening, but suddenly I heard “turn around and drop you” clear as a bell. As I tuned in, I realized he was singing the song, as sung by SS#1.
As I write this, he’s marching around the house, diaper-less, carrying his potty chair flush against his little bottom chanting “hup! two, free, four!”
Now if he would only do the deed in the potty chair.
He has managed to breach the bathroom, and every other room in the house. Yes, dear readers, The Manimal has mastered the doorknob. Today’s post-church shopping excursion was to purchase doorknob covers.
I didn’t feel so bad though. After sharing his latest milestone with my pastor in church this morning, he shared a story about a friend who had to buy a refrigerator lock because her DOG figured out how to open the fridge. She discovered this when she came downstairs one morning and found food all over the kitchen floor. At least I don’t have to dog-proof my house for the Princess! That might push me over the edge.
Hopefully Monty, Boston, Paris and Devil Dog aren’t forcing their humans to pet-proof their homes. I think Marilyn’s human is probably safe from such dangers. Although she may may have to be careful if Boston and Paris ever visit.