Tonight as the NY Giants play the Jaguars, I realized how much every little thing we do influences Kaitlyn. When the Monday Night Football music started, Kaitlyn whirled around, looked at the TV and exclaimed “Football! Yeeees!”
Kaitlyn sees a great deal of football – Keith loves playing Madden on XBox, and the graphics do look a lot like watching a real game on TV. And she loves watching football with daddy – when the Giants or Penn State makes a particularly wonderful play he exclaims “Yeees!”, an exclamation Kaitlyn has gotten very good at mimicking. And she knows what “Touchdown!” means, and shakes her little tushie in a touchdown dance along with daddy, laughing gleefully.
She recognizes and can sing along with the Monday Night Football song – “Ba ba bom bom bom!”
I’m officially outnumbered in the house.
Some other things Kaitlyn has picked up:
- Examining something she finds neat and saying “oh, NICE!” I’m not sure which of us does this, but she clearly got it somewhere
- Touching her finger to her nose and saying “sssssss” after putting her stuffed animals to bed, mimicking Keith’s finger to lips warning to her to be quieter
- When the phone rings and Kaitlyn figures out that it’s Auntie Kris, she echoes Daddy and Auntie’s routine of “Wazzup?”, only it sounds more like “hazzaaahhhh”