Babies are awesome. I mean, they're adorable and so cuddly and soft and they smell amazing and they have this uncanny ability to put everything in perspective for you and the people around you. They also know more than they let on, and while they may not be able to crawl or form words or even eat by themselves, they spend a good amount of time observing their small albeit active world, and they're learning. Oh, how they're learning. The creepy things babies do because they know things can throw even the most well-prepared, well-researched parent into a spiral of unbelievable doubt (and a little fear). Then again, that could just be me, because I have seen way too many scary movies that involve little kids doing creepy things because they know stuff.
I have a feeling my baby knew way more than he let on. He stopped doing things that showcased his development as soon as I asked someone else to look; He wouldn't let me touch his father without screaming and crying because, I'm convinced, he wanted (and still wants) to be an only child; He moved around our living room when he claimed, via body language, that he couldn't crawl. I'm telling you, he played dumb so that I would be the one to pick him up and feed him and dress him and do things he could have totally done himself but didn't want to because hello laziness. Well played, kid. Well played.
My kid wasn't always stealthy though. Sometimes the revealed himself by doing super creepy things that were clearly a sign that he knew things. Oh yes, he knew all the things. So, if you're starting to think that your baby is way smarter than they're wanting you to think they are, look out for the following (creepy) things: