He just wanted to be held so he could peruse the counters and try to grab things he is not supposed to have (my iphone, remotes, etc). I think he was whiney because he was bored, but it was too cold to go outside and we haven't bought him a winter coat yet (we plan to on black Friday). However, we were able to distract him with some Basketball, Duplos, and of course - Bubble Guppies. Looking forward to the long weekend!!