Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Master Manipulator

As Henry's language skills improve, he has increased his portfolio of manipulation tactics. Today he told me that he needed to come out of his crib because he needed to poop. And then he needed a tissue. And then he needed to eat more. He picks things that he knows I want him to do just to sweeten the offer.

The other day I asked him if he wanted to go to the park. His new favorite word is "probably." He told me it was "probably locked." (This particular park has limited hours). When I told him it was open, he said it was "probably too far." He also suggests that it is "too cold", "too rainy" or "too hot" if he doesn't want to go somewhere.

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