We practice talking. It rocks but is kind of a short visit. One of the first things Miss Ellen got me to say, possibly inadvertently, was "Oh noooo." It's funny when she says it so I tried to copy her. Now I just parrot whatever anyone says:
Mom: Marcus, what would you like for lunch today?
Marcus: Lunch today?!
Mom: Would you like toast with butter or a peanut butter sandwich?
Marcus: Toast with butter. Cinnamon. Peanut butter sandwich. Toast with Butter. Peanut Butter.
Mom: Ok, which one?
Marcus: Ok ok ok.
Amazingly, Mom does finally figure out which one I want.
She has the special decoder ring.
It was particularly useful before I could say hun-gee (hungry) -- I would say ha ha. You can imagine the confusion this caused.
Regardless, we really have Miss Ellen to thank for a lot of my progress. She's pretty great and is a major highlight in my week.