I never really believed in the idea that within a few weeks I could tell the difference between baby cries. The hunger cry, the tired cry, the I'm just going to cry for the heck of it to see if I can get them to come running cry.
Ryan is at that age where he has mastered crying at the drop of a hat. It is a gift. He is very good at it. This angers Matthew because Matthew tends to get in trouble when Ryan is crying because we think he made him upset. Well, as we are getting more familiar with Ryan's 20 month old cries, it is obvious that he is playing us like a fiddle. We don't jump up anymore and run to see if Ryan is okay because he now is waiting for us to discipline Matt. Matthew is very happy we have caught on to the game.
Going back to the title "reenactment", Ryan now does these little miniature reenactments of his injuries. Often re-hurting himself in his diligence to recreate the scene. This too is hysterical and pathetic. Because as he is trying to explain what happen through a dangerous game of charades, he inflicts more pain to his body. I know a hurt cry the second I hear it, we now just have to remove him from the scene of crime and ask him to retell us using his words.