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23 Months

M(om): Joash, can you believe it? In one month, you will be two years old!

J(oash): I don't know why you make such a big deal of it, Mom. It seems like it has taken forever for me to be almost two. But, it is good, I guess.

M: So what is new in your life?

J: Well, I have two new teeth!
M: That is pretty exciting. Anything else?

J: I like to do what you and Dad are doing. Like cleaning, or cooking or working in the garden. I try to use tools sometime too, but I am not very good at it yet.

M: How is your talking going?

J: Really well, I think. You seem to understand me most of the time.
M: I do, though you get "on" and "off" and "up" and "down" mixed up a lot. And you refer to yourself as "you" rather than "me."

J: Is that why you look at me funny when I say, "Carry you?"

M: Yes.

J: I also always want to wear my tractor shirt. Mom, can I please wear my tractor shirt today?

M: No, Joash. It is too cold to wear your tractor shirt today. Shall we do this puzzle?
J: Okay, I like to do puzzles with you, Mom. And colour tractor pictures that you print from the computer.

M: Alright. Let's get to work!


Emil Talen said…
Where was the second picture taken?
The Talens said…
It is inside our trailer. We used it to pick up some furniture and Wilbert decided to clean the mold off of the walls. And Joash helped a little.

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