Several months ago we went to the store and when we got there, Max wouldn't get out of the car.
It didn't matter what we did, he held on tightly to his carseat and refused to let go.
I have to admit that it was kind of funny at first, but after a few minutes, I was growing tired of the game, and told Max that he needed to get out of the car NOW!
He looked at me calmly and said "Before I get out of the car I need to say lee............. lee."
Then he climbed out of the car.
Several nights ago after Max had his bath, he was refusing to get his pajamas on. He was laying on his bedroom floor in his bathrobe and was very adamant about NOT getting dressed.
"I not getting dressed! I not getting my pajamas on!"
I explained to him that I was very tired and needed to go to sleep but he needed to go to bed first and to do that, he needed his pajamas on.
Aaron came into the room to see what was going on. He was already in his pajamas and told Max that he needed to get his on too.
"No! I not need to get my pajamas on now. First I need to say lee"
Then we sat there and waited for him to say lee but he never did.
Aaron asked "What did you need to say to get your pajamas on?"
Max replied "Lee."
Aaron: "Hey, you just said lee, now you can get dressed!"
Max: "I not did say lee!"
Aaron: "You just said it again!"
Max: "NO! I not did say lee! I need to say lee before I get dressed and I not did say lee!"
Aaron: "Dude, you said it like three times."
Max: "I NOT DID SAY LEE! I NOT DID SAY LEE! I NOT DID SAY LEE! I NOT DID SAY LEE!"
Aaron: "Four, five, six seven.............."
I finally wrestled his screaming, wiggly little body into his Lightning Mcqueen pajamas, then went into the other room.
Two minutes later, Max walks in without a stitch of clothing on.
"I NOT. DID. SAY. LEE!!................LEE!!"
Then he went and put his pajamas back on.
Edited to add: We have NO idea what "lee" means or where he got this word and why he needs to say it before doing anything.
I just put up a poll on my sidebar. Please vote.
(but only if you are not one of my kids)