Monkey see, Monkey do.

So far, 2010 seems to be the year of mucus.  Monkey has conjunctivitis, Duhdee’s new bestest friend is the humidifier and my new best friends are my ice packs.  This morning I had to lay down with an ice pack for an hour or so and Monkey, very happily, joined me in the bed and requested his very own ice pack!

In between bouts of aches, pains and (I’m sorry) lots and lots of snot we’ve been slowly showing Monkey how to play various games on the Wii.  He is an amazing bowler, a decent pitcher, a half-hearted batter and…we’ll regret this soon, I’m sure…a pretty decent boxer.   He has beaten me at bowling more than once and I am way too competitive to throw a game…he whupped me fair and square.  I heard him knock out Duhdee earlier but I suspect Duhdee allowed that to happen.

Duhdee just took a garbage bag full of tissues out and Monkey is right now shaking out his very own garbage bag and yelling “cool!”

Nothing we do these days goes unobserved or un-imitated!  I need to figure out how to get this to work for me a bit better…maybe I should go demonstrate how to do laundry.   Nah.

3 thoughts on “Monkey see, Monkey do.

  • January 19, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Holly “helps” me with the laundrey and dishes. She puts cloths in from the basket and takes them out and put away dishes in drawers, it takes longer but its fun to let her help.

    Sorry you guys are sick. Holly is a wiz on the iPhone, but I think its the touch screen interface, I am not sure she gets the concept of a controller controling whats on the screen, those she certainly knows how the remote works, so who am I to presume, but remind me of how old Monkey is, I would love to start trying Holly out on the wii, it never crossed my mind. But we mostly play mario or rock band, so I would have to find and pull out those other games, they are a lot of fun, Holly’s great Grandmother was bownling over christmas, she is 87, it was awesome.

  • January 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Thanks to both of you…I see a light at the end of the tunnel of illness. No one has a fever for the first time in over a week! Woot!

    Monkey likes to help clean and he likes to help cook as well so we are putting his imitation skills to some good use. I think laundry is something he could master on his own though. Maybe we’ll have to start getting him to do his own at least. I’m really getting into the self-help skills thing now. I want him to be *able* to live on his own someday…even if he never does…if that makes sense.

    Monkey is 5 1/2…his birthday is in May. If she gets the idea of a remote control I think she’d pick up on the Wii pretty quickly. Monkey has now figured out how to zoom in and out, move side to side and angle the ball in bowling without us having demonstrated it specifically. He’s seen us do it and figured it out on his own.


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