Here is a 10 minute conversation between Ava and me.
M: Can you give me that garbage can?
M: Right there. (pointing to the garbage can 2 inches to her right)
A: Where? What?
M: Right there next to you.
Repeat about 50 times. She continues to walk around it. There is NOTHING else in the middle of the floor. Include descriptions of color, shape and size.
M: Hey Ava, can you throw this away?
A: Sure. (Puts garbage in the garbage can)
M: Aha!!!!! It is right there, that is the garbage can!
M: Where you threw away the garbage, that is the garbage can.
M: Right there!!!!!!
A: This? (she pulls out another piece of garbage from inside the can)
M: NO!!!!!!!! For the love, this is insane!!!! The garbage can! You put garbage in the can!
Rhys then grabs the garbage can.
M: Thank you Rhys! Can I have the can?
Rhys drags it over to me.
This whole conversation started because Rhys wouldn't stop garbage picking and had just decided to eat a half eaten nutrigrain bar from inside the can from who knows when, but we have been out of those bars for at least a week.