Friday, August 21, 2009

Monkey See, Monkey Do - AF


According to An Island Life: 

"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."


Monkey is now at the stage where he’s observing every single thing HBL and I do. And depending on his current abilities, he’s starting to copy us.

On one hand, it’s adorable watching him copy us. On the other hand, it’s like looking into a mirror – and not liking what you see! One thing he’s been copying is talking non-stop on a cell phone. Oh, and he sure does know how to ‘yell’ at the dogs when they try to steal food.

Now, it’s a toss up between HBL and I on who we want to blame for the hollering at the dogs… but the cell phone? Pffttt! I am guilty where I stand!

Anyway, besides curtailing my cell phone usage, I think I’m going to have to start paying attention to what I say. Before I know it, Monkey will be turning into a Parrot…

My question today:

What does your child(ren) do that they've learned from watching you?


If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at today's installation of Aloha Friday at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

25 comments:

Tami said...

LOL, they are on the computer NON-STOP or they mimic me typing!

sad.. isn't it?

Mighty M said...

Make up songs and sing them randomly. I do that a lot and it's so cute watching my daughter do the same thing! :-)

I am Harriet said...

Certainly not being neat or punctual. uuurrrggghhhh.
They do have pretty good common sense which I do take credit for though.

Have a great Friday!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/08/annoying-facebook-users-who-are-they.html

{Kiki} said...

We do have to watch our mouths around lil' D. He is a repeater, big time. We get in trouble with the grandparents. We have taught him some good things: blowing his nose, cleaning up, getting dressed and putting shoes on, rinsing with flouride and brushing teeth, how to work the tv and remotes, and many other skills. Aloha and take care.
-Kiki

Veronica Lee said...

They repeat what hubby and I discuss so now we have to speak in Chinese so they don't understand!!

Shelly said...

My son copies a lot of things that I do. It's kind of annoying. lol I've seen him change channels during commercials back and forth and it gets on my nerves. But apparently I do it and don't realize how annoying it is!

Swoozie said...

At 3 and 1 1/2, my kids copy and do SO much of what the hubs and I do that it is scary! And kinda' cute! Funny you mentioned "parrot" as that is what I call my 1 1/2 daughter right now---My Little Parrot! She is quite the copycat in her words and in her actions! My 3 year old son has the same mannerisms that my hubby has which I find kind of sweet.And sometimes annoying.....((smile)) Who knew genes had so much to do with the way a person IS!
Regardless of all that, we are both absolutely careful about what we say around both of them or else everyone would know our business----Ha! Ha!

TheAngelForever said...

My two year old is also in complete copy-cat mode. If I pick up the phone he grabs his pretend phone or anything else and answers his along with me. Then he will nod and shake his head while chatting with someone like me. Now if only it was just that and not the antics of his 6 year old brother.

Oh and last night the little guy copied hubby when he reprimanded our older son.

Jennifer said...

I have teens and I worry about being online to much and showing them computers are more important then people.

blueviolet said...

They both make up words and abbreviate words like I do.

Nicole said...

Even though my daughter is only 2 months old, I swear she has definitely picked up some facial expressions from me. I do this thing my husband calls my "mad face" where I kind of scrunch of my eyes and I get this weird wrinkle thing in between my eyes above my noes. My daughter does the EXACT same face!

Buckeroomama said...

"Mommy, how many times do I have to say...?"

Guess where that came from. Heh.

Alicia said...

Oh, great...you just HAD to ask that question!

Hmmm..my oldest daughter loves Facebook!

My eldest son procrastinates!

My youngest daughter knows how to milk things!

I can go on and on, but now I'm feeling like I need to change! LOL!

CenzLuccsMom said...

It is just amazing what they pick up!! Monkey sounds so adorable, he is getting older now and chatting on cellphones already, WOW!! The boys are into repeating things I say which ranges from putting each other in time out to complaining about made up illnesses, the other day one of the boys told Hubby he had a headache and swollen ankles, LOL!!!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

The eye roll. lol - totally guilty

LittlePeopleWealth said...

I would have to say the computer thing as well - my son plays computer all the time, LOL. I love your header btw.

Kimberly said...

Oh its definitely swearing. I'm no angel so I try to employ the do as I say and not as I do rule whenever I can. Swearing falls into this category. My oldest knows better, but the middle guy, he says "what the hell" and "you suck" to ME all the time. I know thats not really swearing but I think its just a matter of time until the eff word comes out!

Mellisa said...

My boys are huggers. I hug them a lot...so they hug everyone. My 2 year old sings a lot and mimics using her ipod. Guilty as charged. Have it on now! Oh and I taught her to say crap the other day when I burned my hand on my flat iron! Now I am in training to say Holy Smokes instead!

LZ @ My Messy Paradise said...

Ha! Just the other day, Abs told M to chillax. It was hysterical, since I say it as a joke. M like to use my words against me. She's 4, and is really into rules, so any sort of rule (No, throwing, raising your voice, etc.) that I might break, she is right there to play hall monitor...

ModernMom said...

My 10 year old daughter stands with her hands on her hops. Has since she was 2. Apparently I do that? Eek!

Banteringblonde said...

I heard my daughter say "do you understand what I'm saying?" the other day ... she is 4 hmmm

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

I do the funny dance - spontaneous! I actually did it today before I went out for walk with my dh. My IPOD had Prince on..I had a tough night and I just wanted to just relieve stress..
The whole day, my 13yo is doing the same dance!

Insanity Kim said...

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.

They are starting to say things like, "don't touch that it has germs!" and they grab the hand sanitizer...Poor, poor children...

sheila said...

How to open doors without touching them, lol. And to keep themselves Purelled. I'm raising germaphobes, lol

Helene said...

My kids are really good at repeating things they shouldn't....at the most inopportune times, of course.

But sometimes it's funny....like this one time when Cole refused to clean up a puzzle he was working on so I put it in a ziploc bag and put it away where he couldn't find it again. He started crying and said, "Mommy, I'll clean it up next time I promise" and Bella pointed her finger at him and said, "Ya should'a thought about that BEFORE the fact". I just stood there with my jaw on the floor...OMG, I do say that!!

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