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16 Months

M(om): Joash, can you stop what you are doing for a little bit and talk to me?

J(oash): I guess so, mom. But there are so many things I like to do!

M(om): I know Joash. Why don't you tell me about some of those things?

 J: Well, I really like to play with my toys and read books. I think it is really fun to make you read the same book a whole bunch of times in a row and then when Dad comes home, have him read that book too. I like to take every single toy out and toss it on the floor. I also really like it when you take the cushions off of the couch. And now that I can walk and stand, I like to find all of this cool stuff that you put on the tall shelves. I just wish I could see out the windows easier.
 M: You are very good at keeping Mom busy. How are you physically?

J: Well, I am growing and I have 5 teeth (still) the sixth one is there, but it doesn't want to come out yet. I can show you were my eyes, ears, nose, hair, mouth, belly, toes and hands are. Would you like to see?
 M: Umm... not right now. How about eating?

J: Well, I am eating less then I used to, but I still really like breakfast and lunch the best. My new favorite thing is peanut butter on toast.

M: Do you think you would like eat some more vegetables or meat?

J: No. I like other things much better.

M: Okay. How about naps?

J: Well, just recently I have started to only take one nap a day. I like it much better. And now we can go a do stuff in the mornings, so that is fun!
M: Any words that you say that other people can understand?

J: I am very good at "Mama" and "Dada."  I said "tractor" for one day, but I don't like to show off.

M: What are your favorite books and toys?

J: I really like books with flaps to lift right now. They are so much fun. And I like books with cats in them.
Oh, and I also like the book that  plays music. For toys, I like boxes, cups and my animals. Everyday is different and I rarely want to play with the same thing two days in a row. Variety is fun!

M: You are fun, too Joash. Thanks for talking with me!

J: No problem, Mom. Can we read this book now?

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