It has come to my attention that I say some specific things very frequently.
Last night I was resting, and Tim was sitting with me as the boys played in their room. We heard Christopher proclaim, very loudly, "UNBELIEVABLE! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!"
Tim just looked at me, and I said, "Well, I guess I say that a lot!"
And then this morning Joseph announced to Christopher, "I a train!" Christopher responded, "Well, you can be a train if you want to."
As I was typing this, I forgot what my second example was but I got reminded of it when Christopher put his puppy on my head. "I don't want that on my head, sweetheart." "I have it on my head?" "You can have it on your head if you want to." :)
I think the reason I push the phrase 'if you want to' is because the boys tend to ask permission for everything. "I may eat now?" "I drink my milk?" "I may play with my car?" "I may go to the potty?" Et cetera..... and I am trying to get the boys to be a little more independent. I tell them that they won't have to ask to play with their own toys, and they certainly don't have to ask before they eat things on their own plate!