What an interesting influence theater has on young children.
One of my young nephews came to see Captain Bobella of the Beast, a pirate story in which the cruel Captain Bobella doesn't want smiling or singing or anything of that nature on board her ship. As the play is introduced, the audience is told to say "Aye, aye" whenever the captain tells them to do something. During the play, I chose my nephew to be one of the "lookouts" and of course he had to say, "Aye, aye." He already saw the "swabbers" begin swabbing the deck with an "Aye, aye" so he was going with the flow. That was Feb. 20th.
Today--his mother informed me--he missed the toilet and she told him to get right back in there and clean up. As he kneels down to clean up, he calls out, "Aye, aye, Captain!"