Frances has begun prefacing every request *cough* demand *cough, cough* with "I need..."
This means that "I want water" comes out "I need water," I want more as "I need more," and the regular request for a cookie as the 2,000 decibel "I Need Cookie!" At least, that's what it feels like.
Thankfully, the request for cookie is met by cereal, so we aren't yet raising a future sumo wrestler.
She has also started using her own name when describing what she wants to do, although almost exclusively in the context of sitting down/getting up on the couch. Since she hasn't mastered the "fr-" combination, her name comes out as either "San-ces" or "Ses-ses," but the sight of her proclaiming "Frances sit down" as she gazes plaintively at the empty sofa next to you would melt the heart of the most hardened individual.