So I have been spending some time with J-Mac lately. He has this toy that plays several different songs, including “If You’re Happy And You Know It”. The other day, I didn’t teach him any words to it, I just did clapping, stopping, and shouting “Hooray”. So just now, I hear him around the corner, playing that song off that toy, and replicating the clapping, stomping, and shouting.
The other week when we were last present for Tara’s latest home football game, I made him clap along to the fight song one time. He immediately did it every time after (which was a lot, since they shut down and shout out the opponents by halftime with the mercy rule).
J-Mac is one smart cookie.
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