I remember when I was a child my Dad seemed to always have a pen or pencil behind his ear. I put it down to his manual work – always doing DIY and things in the garden, and being quite handy in his day jobs too. I thought it was something that working people did, walked around with a pen behind their ear for easy storage and access. He was hardly ever seen without a pen behind his ear when I was growing up.
Roll forward twenty five years and I haven’t been around anyone that keeps a pen behind their ear for such a long time although whenever we go to Ikea Dave will absentmindedly pick up a pencil and put it behind his ear, forgetting about it until hours later.
This is something that Little Man has picked up on and loves to copy, sticking a pencil – or crayon – behind his ear whenever he is doing drawing or colouring. He keeps the crayon behind his ear for a couple of minutes, plays with it whilst it’s behind his ear and usually has the cheekiest look on his face – like he’s doing something so exciting and new. He’ll then take the crayon out again before trying to put it back.
Little Man is growing more and more like his Daddy each day and little things like this, mannerisms and things he says all just mimmic his Daddy more and more. It’s so lovely to see Little Man developing, growing and copying things that I remember copying myself as a child.