Ever since I jotted down all the things that B repeats back to me I can’t stop noticing them now. The other night we were all putting together a weight bench for our “It’s always snowing or code red outside so might as well build a home gym” room. Or I should say I was lying down dictating instructions, B was taking everything out of the toolkit, and G was doing all the work. At one point I stood up to hold a screw for G and B starts yelling at me, “Be careful Mommy! Don’t stand too close to that! Daddy is working and you might get a bonk!”
Basically it seems like everything he repeats is safety related. Is that all that sinks in or do I really follow him around barking safety commands all day? Or maybe he’s just really worried about me?
At last, today when we were reading stories I noticed another one. I was holding a book with one hand while trying to grab something with the other and B yells, “TWO HANDS Mommy! That is for two hands!” It was exactly the tone that Ross uses on that episode of Friends where they are trying to get the couch up the stairs and he keeps yelling, “Pivot! Pivot!”
So at least I’m not just worried about safety, but also not dropping or spilling things because that makes a mess. Wow, I’m fun.