As the quintessential baby brother, Lyle will often imitate exactly what Baxter is saying (to the best of his ability, given that half the time he’s trying to say names of obscure Pokemon characters).
By some stroke of luck on our part, this does not bother Baxter. When he even notices it, he thinks it’s funny. We like to say that we don’t have a family pet, we have a family echo.
This afternoon in the car, Lyle was going strong, parroting everything Baxter said in a loud, excited voice. Baxter actually noticed. He said, “Mommy, I don’t think we have enough furniture in this car!” I could tell he was trying to make a joke, but I wasn’t getting it at all. Are you?
“There’s such a big echo, we must need more furniture in here to absorb the sound!!”