This is Ray's observation, so I had best give him credit for it.
Tonight we were in the car and Xander asked if we were going to put up a Christmas tree. I answered that of course we would, not thinking much about it. (We normally put ours up 7-10 days before Christmas.) He asked if he could help, and I agreed.
His response was: "Goody! I get to stay up late tonight!"
Crap! Where did I say we were doing it tonight?
Ray starts laughing and says, "Do you ever get the impression that we should just add the word now to every question he asks? Like Are we putting up a Christmas tree...now? and Can we go swimming...now? and Can I have some chocolate...now?"
I laughed too.
Ray's right. I need to add the word now to every question that kid asks.