I'm not sure where he got it from, but lately this is how Noah's been talking:
Mom...? I want to w-w-w-w-w-w-w-wa-wa-wa-wa-...
You want to wa-? (full well knowing what he's trying to say)
I want to w-w-w-wa-wa-wa-watch - tee-tee-tee-teevee!
Often I'll just get frustrated and say something like,
Noah, speak to me normally. Just tell me what you'd like.
And usually it has to do with watching tv. Because he loves watching tv. He pretty much always has. So I really work on not letting him watch too much tv simply because he is so inclined toward sitting and watching all.day.long (if he had his way).
But anyway, I have no idea where he got this passive aggressive form of asking for things from, but for some reason it seems familiar to me. I seem to recall my friend talking about teaching her daughter to ask directly for what she wanted instead of saying,
"I'm hungry" or "I'm soooo thirsty." or just plain hovering around waiting for someone to ask her what she wanted.
So we're working on it. That and so many other things right now.
Three is tough.