This will come as a shock to everyone, but it appears we are rearing two kids who are 100% ham. Both want people watching them; both like to mimic things you do to get that attention.
The other night, Misty & I were talking, and I said something about a death march on a project. Eli promptly scooped up a spare maraca we happened to have lying around and marched around the house, shaking the maraca and singing, “Death march! Death march! Death march!”
Liza’s bouts of mimicry are less spontaneous. If you make certain sounds or do certain actions, she’ll repeat them. If you then repeat them, she’ll repeat them again. Continue until someone–mainly me–becomes tired. If I hold my hands over my head and say, “nnnnnnnngh”, she will dutifully hold up both hands, tiny fists waving in the air, and say “nnnnnnnngh.” If I say, “mmmmmmmMMMMBAH!”, she too will say “mmmmmmmMMMMMMBAH!” and then laugh.
Wait a second. She’s short, has blond hair that covers her ears, and says “mmmBAH.” Where have I seen this before?