Following an episode of Little Bear the Tumbleweed has been playing "Opposite Day" all the time. It is an "On & Off" kind of thing, so one minute she is saying things normally, and then next she is saying "Mommy, I don't need help" (when she really does) and "This tastes terrible" (when she really likes it). Over all it is generally cute and amusing most of the time.
I am not sure if the Dandelion is playing along with the game or confused about his opposites, but lately I am noticing him using the opposite of several words. Now, I can't seem to recall him ever using them correctly before so it could just be that he is learning them and hasn't quite gotten them right yet. Some examples are...
~"I wan to go ih side" (when we are inside and he wants to go out)
~"I get down...now" (when he is struggling to climb up onto something)
~"Turn off" (when he wants you to turn something on - a light, fan, water, etc)
Well, it is cute despite being slightly confusing from time to time (think tantrum when one of us does the opposite of what he actually wanted). He'll figure them out soon, and the opposite phase will be long forgotten.
11 months ago