Do you have any idea how frequently I try to give Oliver some thing that he doesn't want? Apparently quite a lot. I know this now because of his new favorite phrases: "I don't want that." and also: "I don't want any." And sometimes just: "No thanks." This is all a vast improvement over his previous responses, which were to either jump up and run away from the offending item or to shove it away with a loud "No!'
Oh, and the other day, I also was able to teach him a couple of new phrases that seem to be taking hold. Now, instead of saying: "I want juice!", Oliver will ask: "Can I have juice?" or "Can I have that?" It is just a little thing, but it is so nice that he has a new way of asking for what he wants -- and the fact that it is a question and not a statement just totally makes my day.