Have you heard of echolalia?
Check it out on Google and you will immediately think, ' Yep, that's Missy'.
She loves to repeat everything she hears, usually as she hears it so I try never to swear in front of her!
She also loves to impersonate people that she sees on TV or in cartoons or in films.
She is word perfect at repeating Disney films.
This morning as Missy and I were eating our breakfast I was also taking my daily medication.
I was eating toast and so I took out my medication and placed it on the same plate as my toast.
I always like to take my medication whilst I am eating and drinking so that it goes down more easily and does not upset my stomach.
However, this morning , the moment I put the medication into my mouth I could tell that something was wrong.
I could feel something on my tongue extra to the medication.
So being a true lady and nurse of course , I spat out everything in my mouth onto my plate.
I was really pleased to find that the extra piece of whatever in my mouth was actually a part of the crust of the toast that I was eating.
However , my relief was short lived.
There is no guile with Missy, her brain is very straightforward.
It was as if I could see the cogs in her brain turning over and what she had just witnessed with me spitting out my medication onto the plate was being stored for future reference and use.
I could just imagine it, the next time we were out in a cafe or restaurant and she was eating something she was not quite sure of it would certainly happen.
The contents of her mouth would be unceremoniously spat out all over her plate and all over the table and in public view for everyone to see. And I would have to lie and say to all the people who were there watching looking very appalled , and say, 'it must've been something she saw in school' !!!!!
A bit of rationalisation here because I'm sure she must have witnessed it in school before but I'm not likely to be saying in public that she saw me spitting out my food all over the table and she is just copying so she's not really bad mannered.
Oh the joys of motherhood :)