It's really funny to watch Madeline getting more particular about things. She's become an expert at a very high-pitched whine. She knows what she wants and what she doesn't....
She loves music. You can hear her singing quite frequently. I have recently noticed that the song "popcorn popping" and all of its hand movements will make her snap out of any of her "moments". This includes any whining, twisting and turning while changing a diaper, protesting to getting dressed, spitting out her baby food, and crying in the back seat. She forgets what she's doing and immediately get's wide-eyed and tries to move her hands to the motions.
A close second is the book "Jamberry" by Bruce Degen. She loves all books, but seems especially enamored with this one which is weird because it doesn't have any "lift the flaps" or "touch and feel" - just silly rhymes and lots of pictures of berries.
I'm so glad Madeline loves books and songs - I just never imagined they'd help me keep my sanity!