Over the last month Adalyn's language skills have begun to blossom from one or two word requests to actual sentences. I keep getting started when she says things like "I want to touch the ceiling!" or "High-five, Doggy!" (while high-fiving our Chihuahua's paw!). While it is often adorable to hear her talk, it can be challenging at times.
In the last week she has turned everything into "I don't want (insert phrase)" despite whether or not that is actually true. If she is upset she will say "I don't want ______" to everything you say, even if she really wants it! For example, Spencer was checking on her in bed and she said "Water?" He handed her the cup of water that she already had and she says "I don't want water," and then starts asking for water again. She will say "I don't want Mama" and then go look for me, or "I don't want a bite" and then actually take a bite.
I don't know who taught her to say "I don't want" but if it was you, I would hide when I figure it out! :)
Adalyn just recovered from a mild bout of the stomach flu a few days ago, and ever since she was sick the whining and "I don't wants" have been excessive, to say the least. So, while it is often awesome to hear her use sentences to speak her mind and her wants (and to hear the adorable things her little brain comes up with) it is also very challenging when she doesn't seem to know how to quite express herself.