Saturday, February 14, 2009

Benny want a cracker?

Last night Heath was playing with Ben in the living room while I was making dinner. Suddenly he yelled, "Hey! Come in here!" I ran in, preparing to act excited when he pointed out yet another famous person on Law & Order. What is it with that show? Everyone guest stars on it. But that wasn't it.

At first I was confused. Heath was making this weird noise in his throat. It sort of sounded like the way Chewbacca talks. He stopped and I expected some sort of an explanation, but then I heard Ben make the exact same noise. Heath did it again and then Ben did it again. Ben was mimicking Heath! It was the first time we'd seen him do something like that. It must've gone on for five minutes before Ben got tired of it. It was amazing and hilarious.

And thus begins years of Ben being Heath's little parrot. But, what do you expect from a man whose own father made him memorize the phrase, "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," at the age of 2?

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