Anyone with a toddler-almost-preschooler can tell you that with greater communication comes greater bargaining skills. Conversations in our house look more and more like this:
Miles: Drink, pease?
Me: Sure. Do you want milk or water?
Miles: Hmmm. Juice or mook? Juice!
Me: Juice wasn't an option. Do you want milk or water?
Me: Milk or water?
Me: Here's your milk.
Miles: Straw, pease?
Me: Fine. Milk with a straw. . .
Suddenly, everything is a discussion. You have to wear pants. I wear shorts? Time for bed. Five minutes? It makes my head spin. And this is just the beginning! :)