Me: (hugging Zeeb) Please don’t scream, Zeeb.
Zeeb: I’m sorry Mom. I forgive you.
Me: I love you.
Zeeb: I love you too, Mom. Can I have Spiderman for my birsday?
Me: Yeah, we can get you a Spiderman toy for your birthday.
Zeeb: I want ta go ta my birsday.
Me: You want to go somewhere for your birthday?
Zeeb: Yeah. I want to go to my birsday.
Me: Where would you like to go?
Zeeb: (fists in the air) I wanna go ta Chuck E Cheez!!!
Me: OK, you can go there for your birthday. Would you like to take someone?
Zeeb: Yeah! I want ta take Chuck E Cheez!
Me: You want to take your friend to Chuck E Cheez?
Me: Which friend would you like to take?
Zeeb: Ummm, Jonfan! He’s my friend.
Me: Do you want to take Bronx?
Zeeb: (frowning) No, he’s Calvin’s friend. T-man is Calvin’s friend, too.
Me: You can have a friend that is also Calvin’s friend. Bronx can be your friend, too.
Zeeb: (doe-eyes looking almost teary) Can I have T?