Not Yet!

Henry is getting more sophisticated, it seems, in his use of language and one of the best examples is the use of not yet.

I am not sure how he figured this one out, but when Henry is asked do something he does not want to do, he responds not yet. For example, if we tell Henry that is time for bed, he will respond not yet if he is not ready for bed.  It is almost as if he knows that he will not get his way by refusing, but he may be able to buy more time if he suggests that he is not ready, but that he will be soon.

He has a host of phrases in the negative to use.  He may use I am not sure or I don’t know if he does not know the answer.  Last night, for example, I asked him where his garbage can was.  His response of course: I am not sure.



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