-Do you want to put on your shoes?
"No, walk on toes."
-What else do you want to eat?
"Else . . . um . . . maybe applesauce."
-Can you say Thank You?
-Will you let me read you a story?
"No, Geddy's turn."
-Do you want to go outside?
"No, play with toys."
-I'm going to take a shower. What show do you want to watch?
"Watch Little Brown." ["Guess How Much I Love You] Or "Watch Clifford." Or "Watch Cookie Monster."
"Go Daddy. Go garage."
-Put on your shoes please.
"No, Mommy's turn."
-Do you want some juice?
"Yeah, OK! Me too!"
(Toys all put away in a box.) "Mommy, please, get the cars!"
(Raining) "Go side. Walk rain!"
(He won't let us read him a bedtime story.) -OK, it's time for bed then.
"Mommy, read book!" (Happily climbs into a lap.)
-Geddy, please share your toys.
"NO! Mines!" (Hugs toy or toys tightly to chest.)
-Do you want to go visit Liam?
"Yep! Amen's toys." (He calls his friend Amen. Sometimes he gathers up a bunch of toys as if to take and share, but then he leaves them home.)
(The house creaks.)
"Mommy, sound. Creaking."
-That's the house. It's OK.
(Daddy comes downstairs, comes home from work, comes out of the bathroom.)
(Luke kisses me before he leaves for work.)
"Geddy, kiss!" (Gets a kiss from Daddy).
(His friend Liam has his birthday; four days later Geddy has his. He can't stop talking about it.)
"Amen, birthday. Geddy, birthday. Happy birthday!"
-Did you have a fun birthday?
"Yep. Kids. Bubbles. Blue one. Ball."
-How old are you now?
"Two!" (Shows five fingers, then in deep concentration trying to only hold up two like Mommy showed him.)
-Geddy, I love you. Go to sleep.