This past week Ethan has been vocalizing a new phrase. He can now say ‘Put Away!’ Well it sounds more like book with a P but it’s a new sound and a new form of communication.
The only problem is this phrase is highlighting his OCD tendencies. Little E will be happily playing on her mat when Ethan decides it’s time to ‘Put Away!’. Ethan will pick the mat off of the floor, hopefully Little E will have moved off of it, and take the mat out of the front room. Apparently the mat lives on the stairs when it is put away.
Not only does he put her mat away, her toys are also no longer safe. When Ethan decides to ‘Put Away’, all of the toys are put back in the corner of the room. I think this is something he has picked up from Darren as he will always put away Little E’s toys when she goes down for a nap, I feel this isn’t something that needs to be done until bed time.
‘Put Away’ has also been used this week when Ethan has decided he has finished with something. This is good as we can now use it as a cue rather than a meltdown happening because Ethan has had enough.
It’s a very cute phrase, as always we are keeping everything crossed that this one sticks.