A copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
Well, this is the perfect description of our 2 1/2 yr old. We started noticing this some weeks back, how he would jump on the very last word any of us used in a sentence. However, he wouldn’t jump on saying that single word, he would waffle a sentence that included that word. Ok, I have parents all over the world nodding, been there, seen it, but it’s actually so funny which then turns into so annoying.
We then decided to run an experiment. In the car, while driving, our little one started copying our eldest, he was in the groove so I asked my eldest to make up a sentence and see how his little brother coped. It was hilarious, our little one was spot on, it was like an echo!
We have now moved onto words containing 14 letters or more, the results are staggering.
Human Parrott Experiment continues……