My boy. My oh my. I sure do love him!
This is when my words don't matter....
But...unless my words include 'do you want something to eat?' or 'do you want to play ___?', he doesn't seem to be hearing me lately.
Maybe it's selective hearing.
And I think it's possible, no, it's probable, that he will never grow out of this.
And that's all I'll say about that.