The other night, I was laying down next to him reading him a book. After the book, I started to get up. He put his arm around me so I couldn't get up and started chanting "Never Get Up, Never Get up." It cracked me up. Last night, way past his bedtime, he tried getting up and I told him if I had to get up and put him back to bed I was going to shut the door. He again started chanting "Never Get Up, Never Get Up" as he went running down the hall back to bed. I just think he's so clever for using this phrase but changing it to meet different situations.
Then I realized something this morning. I can hear the subtle change between "never give up" to "never get up." That's not something I would have caught before. I would have thought the whole time he was chanting "never give up." I would have missed his developing skill set! Sweet!