Every parent swears they have a clever child, but honestly, his smart little brain amazes me sometimes and catches me totally off guard.
In a children's musical CD of nursery rhymes and finger-play songs we often have on in the background, there is a song with the lyrics:
My hands upon my head I place
Upon my shoulders, on my face
At my waist and by my sides
And then behind me they will hide
Then I will raise them way up high
And make my fingers fly, fly, fly
Then clap, clap, clap
And one, two, three
to see how quiet they can be!
It's a catchy little tune and when it comes on most of the time, I turn into nerd mommy extraordinaire and start doing the motions. I then noticed today at lunchtime, in his Bumbo, Ryan was putting his hands on his head when the music came on. Then, later when the song was stuck in my head I began to sing and Ryan's hands went on his head again. Just to be sure I wasn't imagining, I called Matt over and asked Ryan, "Ryan, where is your head?"
Without missing a beat Ryan's hands slapped his head so I began to sing the song and he danced along slapping himself in the head!
And like the ending of any of my wonderful stories...and then I took a photo!