Every kid does it, at this age--all parents learn that quickly when they see miniature versions of themselves walking around, spouting the same phrases, with many of the same habits. Rowan is a little mimic, and repeats much of what we say and do, looking to us for approval.
I didn't expect, however, that she would mimic everyone.
The other day, as we took Lucy for a walk, Rowan followed behind. She stopped at each tree, fire hydrant, and random clump of grass and touched it with her nose. Puzzled, I watched her a little more closely.
Then I saw.
Lucy squatted to relieve herself; Rowan squatted behind her. She looked up at me, a big grin on her face.
Let's just hope she doesn't try to "wash" herself next.