I now have our first hint at original, non-scripted, totally spontaneous speech. Whenever someone spits (or spits up), or in fact when anything comes out of someone's mouth, Joey calls it "waxing." We have no clue why.
Andy is still throwing up. We had an unfortunate performance at dinner, and Joey immediately got upset, since he doesn't like messes: "Andy is WAXING!"
So when everyone started calming down, and all that was left was Joey's perservertation ("Andy is waxing.... waxing, Mommy... Andy's waxing!") we asked: why waxing? What does "waxing" mean?
"Joey," Allan asked calmly, "does 'waxing' mean you're sick?"
"Yes," Joey replied. He usually replies "yes" to a "yes/no" question. "Andy is waxing on the floor."
"Why is it 'waxing'?" we asked. Unfortunately, the response to this was so completely incoherent, I couldn't tell you exactly what he said... but it obviously made sense to him.
So "waxing" it is.