Imitation

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To you, this might look like a typical messy meal picture, but to me it captures a milestone.  Yes, my baby is eating better, but this photo shows that he imitates people.

I was sitting next to him while waiting for him to finish his waffles and peanut butter.  I decided to braid my hair to get it out of my way.  He watched, and ran his hands through his hair.  It was so sweet!  And yes, it left globs of peanut butter in his hair and dangling from his ear.  I couldn’t have been more happy to scrub the peanut butter off him.

Verbal and social imitation is so important for development.  He’s been imitating vocally, but this shows he’s watching people too.  I love it!