We walked into the grocery store, past the pharmacy, heading for the fruits and veggies, when Robbie halted all of a sudden. "Monkeys!" he exclaimed and headed for the small section of toys. He pointed above his head and said it again - "Monkeys!" I looked and finally noticed what had completely captured his attention. It was two stuffed toys from Monsters, Inc. - a James P. Sullivan monster, and a Mike Wazowski monster. He has called that show "monkeys" instead of Monsters for the past year.
He wanted both of them.
I showed him the Sully monster and he wanted it. "Monkey!!!". I showed him the Mike monster, and told him the name. "Mikey!!!!". He wanted both. He tried to reach them, and asked for help "Hap!!!". And I got them down, watched him excitedly looking at them, and then he looked at me... and said "Monkeys" again... as he carefully started to put them in the cart.
I bought them both.
I don't remember him ever asking for something so specifically before. Cars, maybe, and pointing at things, but not like this.
I'm glad that I bought them. It was so worth it, watching his delight as he took them out of the cart when we got to the car, and as he walked into the house with them. Definitely worth it.