I’m pretty proficient in the art of imitating animal sounds but the kid has me beat.
The last time my mother was here, she was reading a book to Ju and got to a part with a sheep and said, “Whatever noise that makes.” I laughed and told her, “Baa, Mother. Baa!” And she responded by saying, “I haven’t had to make animal noises in quite some time.”
And it was then that I realized that animal sounds, much like calculus, is one of those things that you lose over time because it is rarely required in real-life application. Unless your specific career is geared toward crunching numbers or imitating animals, you too might one day forget the noises that obscure animals, such as chinchillas, sloths, and sheep, tend to make.