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Thanks to spending his days in a room full of fellow chatty 3-year-olds, plus weekly speech therapy, Charlie is getting much better at talking. I sit in his room with him while he goes to sleep at night, and last night he wasn't tired and wanted to get out of bed by any means necessary. I took notes on his wheedles and lies:

I not sleepy.
I need TV.
I need dinner.
Look, binky!
Need more binky.
I want jump.
I crying, Mommy! I crying!
I need take off shirt.
I pooping!
I need McQueen [toy car Lightning McQueen]
I need shake [pediasure].
I need go that way [sleep with head at other end of the bed].

Date: 2011-10-11 03:39 pm (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
Quite a range!

Date: 2011-10-10 11:11 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-11 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rose-lemberg.livejournal.com
So happy he's talking much better!

Mati mastered lying some time ago. "I want water! I want potty!" etc all mean "I want candy".

Date: 2011-10-11 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unhappytriad.livejournal.com
Coming from the dysfunctional families thread over on Making Light, it's pleasant to see a child who's not shy about expressing his needs. Though the need/want distinction may take some work. Heh.

(also good: Mom investing the time to be with him but not being bamboozled by the "anything but SLEEP" routine)

Date: 2011-10-13 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] almeda.livejournal.com
For our girl, any sudden declaration, "I *eat* sumping!" that does not immediately yield a particular requested food (when we ask, carefully and repeatedly), proves only that she is hungry for Not-Going-To-Bed. Likewise if she does pick something, we provide it, and she instantly peels off to read a book or play with a toy instead of having a spoonful of whatever.

Date: 2011-10-11 08:58 pm (UTC)

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