It wasn’t so long ago that the “no” phase began. His old favorite word (paired with “mine” of course) has changed to “why.” Here was our conversation:
Josh: Finn has starting sucking his thumb.
Me: Finn, who do you see sucking their thumb? Does someone at Trish’s suck their thumb?
Me: Sucking your thumb is not a good thing to do.
Me: Because it’s full of germs and it will mess up your teeth.
Me: Because that’s the way God made you.
Me: You’ll have to ask Him when you see Him.