Davis is now using the word “mine” quite frequently. I am not sure he fully understands the appropriate usage of it though. He does use it when you take something away from him, but he also says mine when he doesn’t get to do something he wants to do. For example, when he pushes the chair up to the table and attempts to crawl on top of the table, Tracy and I rush to get him down. He looks at us and screams, “MINE!” He also sometimes walks around the house, just repeating mine over and over. Maybe he’s declaring that it is all his, nothing belongs to us anymore.
I find it interesting that Davis is an only child and spends very little time with other children, but he somehow has learned the word mine. It must be innate, a part of our genetic code to walk around and profess that everything belongs to us.