Every word I hear from Monkey is music to my ears…but you know how annoying ear worms are? 🙂 But, no, I’m still not complaining, right?
Monkey has been in the “Mama” phase for a while. He will chant “Umma, Umma, Ummai, Ummai, Ummy, Ummy, Umma, Umma, Umma” on a regular basis to get my attention. Umma’s response, eventually, is “WHAT?” Sometimes he has a legitimate reason, he’ll ask for help or something. Sometimes he has either no reason to attract my attention other than just wanting my attention (which I guess, for a 5 year old, is a reason) or he has forgotten by the time I respond, it’s hard telling.
Anyway, he has recently started to skip the whole “Umma, Umma, Umma” bit and skip to “What! What! WHAT!” until I respond “What??” His response varies according to the same pattern above. I feel like I’ve said this all before but I can’t find the post…maybe I’ve just been telling too many people… Anyway.
On Christmas day I got a chance to get even without even trying to do so. We were visiting at my parents house and after all the presents were unwrapped I pulled out the camera (yes, I pulled it out AFTER we opened presents…brilliant) to show my Mom and Sister the photos from earlier in the day. As we were going through them I got to a bunch of photos that looked like they were taken by a 5 year old because, well, they were. Monkey loves the digital camera and has begun taking tons of photos any time we leave the camera within reach. So, I start saying “Monkey, Monkey, Monkey, Monkey, Monkey…” approximately 40 times. Suddenly I hear, from the living room “WHAT??” We look over and see a very annoyed looking Monkey glaring at us. He was not impressed when I had no good reason for saying his name so many times. Haha! Revenge is sweet!