Being a toddler, Jacob has a way of copying everything you are doing. Sometimes, as things are a bit hard for him, it can create some marvelous innovations on his part.

It was Christmas time and we had just finished decorating the tree. The house was full of an air of jubilation and frolic fun as joyous music wrapped its arms lovingly our home. I bounced lightly and snapped my fingers as the children danced about my legs. Eager to join in, Jacob began turning circles and bouncing to the music. Then he raised his little hands above his head and began to rub his fingers together. He stopped a moment and looked at his fingers, trying to puzzle out why there was no sound coming from his fingers, when there was from Mommy’s. You could see him mentally shrug his shoulders and continue to rub his fingers together.

But, this time, he was clicking his tongue as he rubbed his fingers. So now, whenever we snap our fingers, he clicks his tongue and rubs his fingers together. To me that is adorable genius. 🙂


Filed under Children, Family, Humor, Jacob, Parenting

5 responses to “Snap!

  1. That’s so cute how Jacob improvised when his snapping didn’t sound the same as yours did! He beleives he’s really doing it so that’s all that really matters :)!

  2. That’s so cute!

    Whenever I whistle Jenacy will purse her lips like she’s going to kiss and then she’ll say “whoooooooooo.”

    She thinks she’s whistling too 🙂

  3. That’s the cutest thing!

  4. cara

    haha! that is clever.

  5. Oh, that is sweet. I hope that spirit of invention stays with him always.

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