Nolan came up to me this morning and pulled at my hand. "Wa!" he told me. I had no idea what "wa!" meant, but it sounded close to his word for wet (weh). I grabbed a diaper and went to change him, impressed that he came up to me and indicated he was wet. Nolan, however, backed away and shook his head. "Wah!" he implored. Great... he's telling me something and I have no clue what he's saying.
Finally, I said, "show me, Nolan. Show Mommy what you want." Nolan took hold of my finger, led me to the rocking chair, and pointed at it. "Wah!"
Rock! He came to me, out of the blue, and told me he wanted to rock! We get lots of word imitation and even spontaneous word usage when looking at pictures in a book, but this is the first time he's come up to me to indicate a need.
Rock on, Nolan. Rock on!