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22 Months

 M(om): Hi Joash. We have had a busy day today and we will tell everyone about it later. But right now, it is time for your monthly interview because you are 22 months old today!

J(oash): I will smile nicely for the picture, Mom, now that I know to say "cheese." I still really like cheese. Can I have some cheese to eat?
M: Not right now. First can you tell us about how things are going?

J: Well, I am getting some more teeth, so that is throwing off my appetite and my sleeping a little bit. I really don't want to eat supper any more, though I will sometime lick something if it looks good. That is what dogs do with their tongues when they eat. I also like to copy you and dad quite a bit. Like when dad stretches, I like to stretch too. And I like to repeat that last words you and Dad say.

M: I know that Joash. That means we need to make sure we are teaching you good stuff. What do you like to play with lately?
 J: I love my tractors, especially when they are hooked up. I also like to put my blocks and other things into my loader. I really like my new, bigger sand box. And I like to play games with my balls, like kicking and rolling the ball to you and dad, or throwing it down the stairs. I still love reading books too, Mom.

M: I know and I certainly like reading them to you. What other things are you starting to do?

J: Oh, I like to sing. My favorite songs to sing are "ABC's," "Ba Ba Black Sheep," and "Twinkle, Twinkle." (But, they all sound a lot a like, mom). And I like to dance and jump!
 M: I do like hearing you sing, Joash. You do a very nice job. Let's tell people about your typical day.

J: Well, I wake up between 6:30 and 7 and play with my bunny and combine that I sleep with until you come and get me at 7. Then I eat breakfast and often look at the tractors in Dad's Farm Show. Then I get dressed and ready for the day and we usually read some books and then go outside. When we are outside, I like to play in
the sandbox and check on the pumpkins in the garden and pick some onions. Then we usually come back inside and make some muffins for coffee time. Dad comes home for coffee around 10 and I really like that. After coffee we go back outside until lunch. I have a nap from 1:30-3:30. After nap and a snack, sometimes we go to the beach, or we stay home and make supper. We eat supper at 5 and I play inside until it is time for a bath and bed at 7:30.

M: What a day. You certainly do many different things.

J: I am glad that you will do them with me, Mom.


(Watching the garbage truck, a favorite Friday event)

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