I've been thinking of doing picture schedules with simple words to because Raccoon is having trouble transitioning between playtime and meals. He wants me to play with him right when he gets up, but I need to eat breakfast because my blood sugar is low (= very cranky!)
The other day I gave him a lecture about how I have needs too, and everything isn't all about him. It was more out of frustration than actual belief that he'd understand what I was talking about. The next morning I gave him my usual speech, "I'm hungry. I need to eat. You can play by yourself if you want but I'm going downstairs." Raccoon nodded knowingly, "Mama a person."