This week, Curt has been repeatedly counting and spelling...out loud. He has counted aloud before (up to 20), but has never really said his ABC's using words. He spells his name on the computer all the time (logs in to game).
This morning, when I dropped him off at pre-school, his teacher told me they made crafts yesterday, using paintbrushes to put glue on pre-cut paper objects to attach to construction paper. Something Easter-ish, I presume. Anyway, Curt began to get a little (lot?) messy with the glue, so they took it from him. They tried to convince him using only the paintbrush itself was just as fun. He wasn't buying it. Then, from seemingly nowhere, he said, "I want glue" and repeated it several times.
(Note that he did not throw a tantrum. He did not try to hit. He used his words. He used his words!)
Those three little words make me almost as happy as three other little words I now believe I'll hear sometime in the near future.