When your almost two year old starts saying it back to you in his sleep. Last night as Stephen and I were getting into bed we heard Tanner in the other room saying, "No touch. No touch." The kid indeed talks in his sleep. This has been confirmed many times. Most often he chooses to say, "Come here Mom." I can't tell you how often I've gone in there after hearing that to find him completely zonked out. I've learned not to respond to only that. Anyway, I suppose
I have been telling my boys not to touch certain things a lot lately. A few days ago I got out of the shower to find my wedding ring missing. Vance decided to hide it in one of his Dad's shoes. I took the opportunity to tell both boys that Mom's ring was a special gift from Dad and they were not allowed to touch it. Yesterday Tanner got a hold of a permanent marker and started to draw on the sofa before I realized what he had. Any time one of sons gets mad at the other they hit each other. So you can see that "No touch" has become a popular phrase at our house. I just hope that since Tanner is saying it in his sleep maybe it will start showing in his behavior that it is stuck in his head.