Conversation with Nathan, just turned 3 years old:
[Nathan, playing in bathroom sink using way too much soap]
Me: Nathan, turn the water off and come on out of the bathroom.
[Nathan completely ignoring me]
Me: Come on Nathan, NOW!
[Still ignoring me]
Me: Ok Nathan, one, two...
Nathan: Why are you counting?
Me: Because you aren't listening!
Nathan: What is listening?
GAH! Honestly, I don't even know why I was counting. I guess I learned it from my parents! All I do at the end of three is pick him up and move him. I guess thats why I was counting. Counting the seconds until I go CRAZY! What is listening? Wow, I guess I need to teach him listening before I can count for it huh.