Will has a new habit these days: needing things. Anytime he wants something he’ll tell you he needs it. For instance, at breakfast in the morning he’ll tell you, “NEED juice! NEED juice!” He does it with everything, even things he decidedly does NOT need. I hear a constant refrain of “NEED tandy!” “NEED soda!” “NEED cake!” Seriously, listening to this kid you’d think all we feed them is sugar. All he needs is to hear one of those words and he’ll start up.
He also doesn’t want to wait on any of his “needs.” The other day he started telling me he needed cake and I told him he could have cake after dinner. He responded with, “No dinner! NEED cake!” Then when I told him he was going to have to eat some food before he had any sweets he replied, “No food! NEED cake!” It’s a little obnoxious, but mostly it’s funny. The pleading seriousness in his voice gets me every time.
He’s been more needy with people too. I would blame this on having a new baby, but it actually started before Daniel was born so I don’t think that’s it. He’s taken to insisting on having an adult come with him everywhere. He does this by grabbing your finger and saying, “Tum on! Tum on!” and if you ask where he’ll say, “Ober here!” And if you’re not moving quickly enough for him he’ll get behind you and push on your butt while saying, “Tum on! Tum on!” Fortunately for me he mostly does this when other people are around, not when I’m home alone with the three kids. He’s also gone back to wanting to be carried often so he runs around begging people, “Hold me!”