This week Erik and I were in the front yard watering and I asked him to do something for me. He said, "I'd be happy to"!
A couple times I've told him we're going somewhere and he's burst into tears and said he didn't want to go. It happened that it wasn't a big deal, so I said, 'ok we'll stay home.' His tears wound down, he asked where we were going, I said, 'nowhere, we're staying home'. He began to cry again and said he wanted to go!