"Thank you that you're making a sandwich."
"Good job making that sandwich."
"And you can pour milk."
"I like pudding. The brown pudding that's over there." (pointing to the fridge)
"We have pudding on this planet."
"You can get the sun in your eyes and in your eyebrows."
"Noisy rivers have noisy snakes in them. We can clap and roar and scare them back into the river."
"Red noisy snakes, yellow noisy snakes are in the river."
(note to self: scale back his Dora The Explorer TV time...)
"I need a white napkin, to wipe the milk and the jelly."
(As I hand over his lunch, he does not say 'thank you' - I remind him of his manners.)
"Didn't you hear me clap? I clapped for you."
(I inform him that applause, while appreciated, is not a substitute for good manners.)
"Grassy-Ass. That is Spanish. It's Spanish for thank you."
(OK, maybe Dora isn't all bad....)