Me: Do you want to read some books?
Well, okay, at least now I knew how he felt.
But after a couple days Andy said he thought that Philip was saying no in answer to any question. I started observing.
We go to the park. We climb the rock wall. Philip points to the slide.
Me: Do you want to go down the slide?
Me: By no, do you mean yes?
We go down the slide. Big smiles and we go back for another round.
Sometimes Philip tells the truth:
Andy: Philip, can you say guitar?
Other times Philip's new word causes him to fib.
Andy: Did you take a nap today?
(He took a three hour nap that day)
Me: Are we sitting on the couch right now?
Me: Yes or no?
Perhaps this is why Philip seems to ignore us when we tell him not to do something. Instead of hearing "No," he probably thinks we are saying, "Yes, yes, yes!"