i was trying to put reed in the car last week, and he was throwing himself a little hissy. he doesn't mind sitting in his car seat, so i didn't know what his problem was.
so after struggling with him a for a minute or two, i held his face close to mine and asked, "what do you want?"
he got a totally serious look on his face and said, "baw!! baw!" and then he pointed to a basketball at my feet. which i handed him. and he was totally happy. and now we ride around town every day like this.