I promise I'm not making this up. I took Sam to the park by our house this morning.  He loves the playground equipment, especially these four green steps that lead up to one of the platforms.  He's too little to climb on them, even with my help, so we usually just bang on them and pretend we're drumming.  Today, as we were rat-a-tat-tatting, I noticed two sticks on the ground that would make perfect drumsticks.  I showed Sam how to tap them on the "drum" and then handed them to him so he could try.

He tapped them two or three times on the drum and then stopped and tapped them together and said:
"Whan, tyoo, free, fhmw", which translates to "one, two, three, four", before continuing with his "riff". 

Where did he pick THAT up?  I laughed so hard I startled him!  But he kept on going, tapping his drumsticks together and saying 1-2-3-4, drumming for a while, then repeating the whole process.  This went on for a good five minutes, which is a long time in Toddler World. 

Usually when he does something funny we know immediately where he picked it up or who he is mimicing.  But this one baffled me. He's been so into music and dancing lately, he must have a little of Mommy's show-choir gene and Uncle Funky's musical instrument gene. 

I was going to title this post "Little Drummer Boy", but I decided it didn't sound rockin' enough.  He's more than a little boy with a drum, he's a ROCKSTAR!