When Miles wakes up in the morning, I let him play for a few minutes before I go get him. It allows me time to finish up what I'm doing, and it helps him build independence. Plus, he usually wakes up grouchy, and a little quiet time often goes a long way toward improving his mood.
Monday morning, I was sitting in the living room, listening to him on the monitor, and waiting for him to yell, "Mom!" After a few minutes I heard, "Mom-mom! Cack! Cack! Cack! Duck!" I was laughing so hard. The kid is obsessed with ducks and walks around quacking all the time. After a couple of minutes of this, I finally went in to get him.
I found him naked from the waist down, and playing in a puddle of his own making, utterly proud of himself. "Mom-mom! Hi, Mom-mom!" he said, "Duck! Cack! Cack!"
Apparently, this was a fun game, because he has woken up this way three days in a row, now. So, other mommas: how do/did you keep diapers on a toddler who is way too smart for his own good?