(we have a bouncy house in the basement...best $40 we ever spent).
Mommy: "Adeline, do you want watermelon or grapes?"
A: "First I would like wa-melon then cookies."
We are working on getting Adeline to stay in her big-girl bed. Our rule generally is that if we find her out of bed, she has to go in her baby crib for a few minutes (which she hates and usually causes a tantrum, but she's confined and she gets the point). About a week ago, Patrick put her in the crib and she didn't cry. She started to not see this penalty as such a bad thing. SO, being the astute parents we are, we came up with plan B. We decided we would take something she likes such as her paci or bunny and keep them for a few minutes AND put her in the crib. The first night, Patrick explained the rules to her. Later that evening, Patrick finds her in the hallway and says...
P: "Adeline, what are you doing out of bed?!?"
A: Hands her daddy her paci and says, "I go baby crib."
Sigh...back to the parental drawing board.
Head over to Mary's blog to read about more tiny talkers.