Max's style of play has become more sophisticated recently, now that he has turned one and feels that he has an image to keep up. Ian gets this transformer car down for Max in the evenings (it is a supervised play only toy, because some of the pieces could be eaten and choked on), and Max's whole self lights up when he sees it. What's weird is that he rolls it back and forth on the ground and says "vrooooommmm!". How does he know that cars go 'vrooom'? I don't think that either Ian or I has taught him this, and yet it appears to be ingrained. Ian is very proud of this, as he feels it is portentous of Max's inherent manliness.
I don't know what this is portentous of. More teeth coming in? An inexplicable rage towards all cars, inherited from his mother? Or are we just not feeding him enough rubber and metal?