Boy Noises

“Have you noticed that your son makes a lot of noises?” My son’s teacher questioned me a few weeks into the school year, her head tilted and eyebrows raised. My eyes popped open wide, aghast as I tried to imagine what sort of bodily sounds might be slipping out of his little person during school hours. As my mind organized my thoughts to catch up with the conversation, I realized she was not referring to gaseous exports but she meant his tendency to imitate moving objects. Yes, in fact, he did have a tendency to make what I call...

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