For awhile now when communicating with Braden my sentence always begins " you have two choices". They both lead to the same outcome (of course) but I have been told that it gives him the sense of freedom and choice and the inability to say no... which is true, most of the time.
At nap time still to this day I will say "you have two choices... you can walk, or I can carry you." He would answer me with " carry you". Which I always thought was very cute. His imitation of the words that he did not understand.
All of that has now changed. Just a few weeks ago (since Dallas) I have noticed that when asked he now says "carry me". He just learned it all on his own! And at some point started answering me in the correct way.
My son who was baby that became a toddler has taken that next step to being a KID! (as my friend Jen would say "single tear")