Today at the garden store (buying a LEMON! tree), Boobaby riffed on the subject of bugs.
I know, she loves bugs, but — I’ll admit — I was giving her a little help.
I would steer her near the nursery staff and whisper little encouragements in her ear until she piped up and they noticed.
Doodaddy: What do we find in the yard?
Baby Boo: “Bugsz!”
What kind of bugs?
Say really loud ‘That’s a Douglas fir’
When the gardeners glanced over, I quickly looked away and affected a casual look, as if to say “What, that? Oh, yeah, she’s just smart that way. Does this all the time.”
_*You probably know what echolalia is: that repeating thing kids do, where they say everything they just heard and make possible cute but almost-disturbing but completely hilarious videos