Joe’s new favorite word is Not, which is an extension of No but enables you to challenge reality which is an important if not annoying skill for a toddler. Joe, it’s night time, it’s time to go to bed! Joe: IT IS NOT NIGHTTIME! He can also do jokes, bits, and describe the contents of his diaper. But the thing that most recently made me sob: he knows my back hurts to the point where every time I walk into a room he shouts MAMA’S BACK A LITTLE BIT HURT! This morning he pulled a chair over onto his foot, like you Do, and all he wanted was for me to pick him up and make the pain go away, and when I reminded him that I couldn’t pick him up because my Back is a little bit hurt, he looked at me with such conviction, MAMA’S BACK IS NOT A LITTLE BIT HURT! And then I died the singular death of woman carrying second child, being pulled away from the first. But I will NOT cry every time I feel like I’m letting him down, I am NOT a puddle, I am NOT in crippling pain, it is NOT, IS TODDLER SECRET WORKING YET?