He may have been begging for a dog, and his parents were non-committal. In his mind, maybe if he says it often enough and with much emphasis, it will indeed be true.
Casting the wide net of blame is often very common in young children. A mother in a parenting class shared that when she asked her 3 year old daughter if she had wet her pants, she said “No, I am potty trained. But my pants wet me.”
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