Last night I was giving Middle Son a shower. He loves to play in the water, and loves to rub shampoo on his head. He does not love being scrubbed, and he especially does not love having the shampoo rinsed off his head.
I typically have to reach into the shower and scrub his head, and then we have a struggle to rinse him off. I also have to point to arms, legs, stomach, etc. and tell him to scrub himself with a loofah.
In the last two weeks he has started reaching out of the shower and rubbing my head the way I rub his. He seems to be playing. He smiles and giggles.
Last night after he rubbed my head I laughed and then made a rubbing motion on my own head. To my surprise Middle did the same. Then I rubbed my neck and he scrubbed his neck with the loofah. He imitated me through several gestures, scrubbing at his arms, chest, and neck. It was almost like we were playing Simon Says.
I've never seem him imitate like that. It was exciting.