I have often found communication with Kwamai not making any sense. We just had one such exchange, so I thought I'd capture it:
Me: Why don't you help me make dinner?
Kwam: I can't. It's too hard, and besides, we don't know where it lives.
Possible translation: he was worried about a new dog roaming through the neighborhood, which is why he came in from playing, and he probably heard me say something like "why don't you take the dog back home?"
I'll just take it as proof that he has an iron-clad focus on what is going on in his head. It just doesn't involve hearing other people right now.