We have been trying to help Hattie understand the difference between need and want. She says, "I need to watch a show," or "I need ice cream." No Hattie; ice cream, however wonderful, is not a need.
Just a moment ago she kept saying, "I need a cookie." I patiently tried to coax her through the proper wording.
"Mom..." I said
"Mom, " repeated Hattie.
"I would like...a cookie."
I just kept staring at her, waiting for her to say the magic word. I could see the gears turning in her head, thinking, "What do I have to say to get a cookie?" And then it clicked..."AMEN!"
She got the cookie.