Babies are such wonderful playthings. There's always something new for them to explore and learn, or a new milestone that they are waiting to accomplish.
By three months, my baby was able to react to facial expressions. It was a real life case of monkey see, monkey do. I noticed it one day when I was making ooh faces at him. No sooner had I turned my lips into an "o" shape, did he copy me and do the same thing! We did that together for a while and then I decided to stick my tongue out. To my surprise he did that as well. Man, this must have looked so silly to any onlooker. We happened to be at my local coffee shop while this was taking place. But, I didn't care! I was so enthralled by it all.
Later that afternoon, we did more of the same. But this time it was all smiles. I'd smile, and then he'd smile back. This whole thing was contagious. But, it only made sense that he would start copying the faces that I made, since my face was the one he saw most of the day. He wanted to be like me!
After all, isn't imitation the best form of flattery?