This has been a tough few days for Moe. He's finally getting his last two top molars and he has a little bit of a cold. He's been waking up very grumpy. I understand his frustration, but when he's grumpy, I'm grumpy. It's been challenging.
Yesterday, Moe woke up pretty much hysterical. He was frustrated and clearly trying to say something. Apple? Yes, he's saying apple! Okay, so I run to get the applesauce. Nope, not it. More frustration, more hysterical crying. Now he's saying something else. "I want?" I have thought that he's tried to say that in the past, but was never sure. At school, they have been working with him on saying whatever it is that he wants ("more," "cracker," "apple," etc.), but just the label, or sometimes even eye contact, is enough for him to get it. The more verbal kids, however, have to say "I want." Now, Moe may often seem tuned out, but he picks up a lot and often surprises me with what he knows. So he's crying hysterically, saying "I want (sniff, sniff, cry, cry) I want!" And then, he looks right at me and says "I want apple!"
Oh. My. God. Moe just: 1. Said a full sentence, and 2. Told me what he wanted. HUGE!
Now I panic. I don't have any apples, and he didn't want the applesauce, which is what he usually means by "apple." Then I remembered I had bought some packages of freeze dried apple slices that I sent with him to school last week. Moe ate two entire packages.