Last night, I was checking my email and such, while Elijah was settling for sleep, when I heard this little voice, clear as a bell, coming from his room.
Spooky, empty pants standing face to face!It's a section of What Was I Scared Of?, one of the stories in The Sneetches and other stories. The screaming noises are what Daddy does when he reads the book. Out of the entire section, there were only seven words missing. This is not the first time he's quoted chunks of text, but this was probably the most accurate and most clearly pronounced so far.
Yelled for help. I skeemed AARGH! I sheeked EEK!
I howd. I yowd. I cried.
Oh save me from pale green pants nobody inside!
And books aren't the only thing he's quoting now either. I am performing in a musical, which is just about to open and so I've been practising some of the songs at home. Elijah has learnt at least half of the lyrics to one particular song. I can stop anywhere in the song and he'll say the next line (or at least the most important words of the next line). And if that isn't impressive enough, I caught him the other day, singing through the entire verse and chorus. There's not much melody to speak of, but his memory for words is incredible!