Normally, we read Llama Llama Red Pajama at night, but due to a recent wrestling match between Moose and the book, I had to switch it up. I figured I would go back to a board book, so I grabbed our big board book version of Good Night, Gorilla. It’s been almost 2 months since we have read this book.
So I am reading to the Moose, making little animal sounds as we go. When I point at the gorilla, I do a monkey sound “ooh ooh ah ah,” and the Moose does a little “ah ah ah” right back! I turn the page and do the little elephant sound, and the Moose comes right back with his little motorboat sound! I don’t know what sound a giraffe makes (I’ll have to ask Ana, Queen of Animal Sounds later), so I just moo-ed like a cow. And Moose comes back with “Mmmm mmmmm.” And when we get to the page where all you see is the zookeeper’s wife’s eyes, Moose points to the eyes with his pudgy little finger!
Its little things like this I want to remember. It all happens so fast. This weekend was the first weekend he imitated us for more than one little word. Saturday morning we went in a circle, naming Dada, Mama and Baba (baby in Moose terms). And he repeated every single one until we all were laughing ourselves back to sleep. It was after this Moosey moment that Hubby looked at me and said, “This is what you get to do everyday while I am slaving away at work?” and I said, “Yup, and now you see why I don’t want to go back!” I love my little Moose the Parrot 🙂