In the meantime, here are some Noon quotes from the last month:
8/15: The TV is on while I get breakfast on the table. "Look, Mom!" Finn suddenly shouts. "It's BARMEY! Hey! BARMEY! I LIKE BARMEY!"
[He was referring to the notorious purple dinosaur, which he had previously called "Farmey!" Both mispronunciations are adorable, but neither is cute enough to make me let him watch that show. Not even close.]
8/16: Will woke up and said, "Mom, did I go in a helicopter and swim in dirty water with Dukie [his toy dalmatian] last night? Or was that just a dream?" When I told him it was a dream, he asked, "Well, can we go in a helicopter sometime soon?"
8/18: I asked Finn to bring me a paper towel and he replied, "I can do it in a moment!" "What are you doing right now?" I asked. "I'm hugging Bridge," he explained from the living room.
8/26: "I used to do that," Will told me and Dave in his most grown-up voice, responding to something Finn had just done. "Yeaaaaah. Back in the day," he clarified. [Will's also started saying things like "Allllright, Mom. If you say so!" and "I don't know where he got that idea!" accompanied by a sort of polite chuckle.]
And something Finn just stopped doing was his double negative routine: "I don't can't do it!" or "I don't not want that!" He said it so authoritatively for so many months that I almost forgot it wasn't normal.