― Our eight-year-old son has a funny habit of repeating the last phrase of anything we say to him. We used to chalk it up to learning how to speak by parroting back our words, but as he grew older, it became evident that this was simply a habit. ∙ Will would become frustrated when offering MisterEight a choice of anything, "Would you like water or milk?" and the answer would always be the last option. Then when the milk had already been poured, MisterEight would realise that it wasn't milk [...].