Zeke: blank stare
Me: "Zeke, did you hear me buddy? Look at mommy's eyes. I need you to go get your spiderman shoes so I can pack them. They are right by the front door."
Zeke: "Ok=)" but still just standing there
Me: "Did you hear what mommy said? I need you to go get your...?
Me: "And where are they?"
Me: "No buddy, no, not the backyard, the FRONT DOOR."
He went all the way downstairs and came back up the stairs with a...bouncy ball, HA!