Wilder, as usual, asked for "tee-tee" -which, for those of you who do not speak Wildese, means toothbrush with toothpaste on it. I told him, "Please? Say, 'Toothpaste please.'" To which he replied, "Pehhhz. Pehhhhz." I giggled with glee and gave him my toothbrush with a tiny dab of toothpaste. This is a big deal -he's NEVER said please before. Ever. Handing it to him I said, "Thank you? Say, 'Thank you, Mommy!'" And he replied, "Tinks."
"Of course! Of COURSE!" I cooed in response. A first that he followed my lead in saying thank you! Then Wilder the parrot said, "A Coase! A Coase!"
He asked again for toothpaste, said his "pehhhz" and when I handed it back to him asking him to say "thank you" you replied, "A coase! A coase!"
Hm... so not quite down with which nice words go where, but HECK he said three new words in the course of 2 minutes. And they were NICE! I'm impressed.