I am kidding you not - I have the smartest son in the world.
Ok, ok...back off other mommies with the same claim. But I'm not lying. The kid is smart!
When I tickle him with "tickle bugs," I make a pinch-like motion and say "Moose, what are these?" And then I say "tickle bugs!" in a higher-pitched voice. Well, now when I ask him, he'll start "tickling" himself and saying jibberish in a high-pitched voice/yell. It's SO CUTE! If my camera had sound, I'd put that on here.
I started this when he was REAL young. When I change his diaper, I always sing the Jaws "da da, da da, da da, da" (you know what I'm talking about). As I'm doing this, I'm opening his diaper and when I get it open, I go "DADA" real loud (same high-pitched voice as tickle bugs). Now I can start doing the first part, and Moose will just say something like "AHHH" in the high-pitched voice.
We're working on blowing kisses. I'll blow him a kiss and then he'll "kiss" the back of his hand. It's so sweet! He blew Big A a kiss yesterday.
AND my hubby is now the 3-time AppleJack Strongman winner!!
Anyway, sorry this is short & kind of rushed. It's time for our nightly rummy game (AND I'm kicking butt in our never-ending game).