Both boys seem to have taken after me and love to chat, chat, chat away. I love talking to them about the things that interest them and O especially is so curious about language, the differences between Swedish and English and what words mean.
On the bus, he repeats the names of the coming bus stop after they are announced. And this caused a bit of a problem this week.
We were sitting near to two slightly older boys (aged maybe 8) with the mother of one of them, sitting alongside looking on her phone.
Every time that O said anything, they copied it in loud baby voices and laughed.
I looked over at them.
O said something else.
They laughed again.
I looked over again and glared at them. They carried on mimicking him.
I tried to concentrate on what he was saying to me. I spotted his best friend from preschool out of the window and pointed him out to O. We tried to wave to him.
The boys carried on mimicking O and laughing.
The mother carried on looking at her phone.
I looked over again and glared again.
The mimicking continued.
The mother lent forward and said something to one of them.
They carried on mimicking O and laughing.
We pressed the button for our stop.
O said the name of it. He loves that the bus stop has the same name as our address.
They mimicked him again.