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16 Months

 Mom: Mataya, I know I am late for this interview.

M(ataya): Yeah, Mom. I have been trying to tell you that we need to do this for days now.

Mom: I know. I guess I was caught up in getting ready for our move and Opa's 60th birthday party and Story Hour at Coffee Break that is sort of slipped my mind. But I am here now, so how are you?

M: I am doing great. I know I have been a little crabby lately, but I am getting 2 more molars, so I just can't help it.
Mom: I know. But you certainly are teething in a funny order. The rest of the teeth should be a breeze now. What have you been doing lately?

M: Well sometime I like to work on my standing and walking. I can do it, but I am not really in a rush to stop crawling yet. And I keep learning lots of new words, but I get a frustrated when you still don't understand me.
 Mom: I am trying my best. But sometimes things just sound all the same. Any new experiences this past month?

M: I have gone for a few tractor rides. It certainly is loud, but I am getting used to it. I am also enjoying our Thursday mornings with just you and me while Joash is at school. But I am happy to see my brother again when we pick him up.

Mom: What things do you like to play with?

M: I like to play with whatever my brother is playing with. And I can drive a tractor really well and make a nice engine noise. I also like books that have extra stuff on them like sounds, things to feel and flaps to open.
Mom: What things do you like to eat?

M: I really like yogurt and applesauce still. Other then that, my tastes change everyday. Some days I will eat bread, the next I will not. Some days I like my veggies, the next day I don't.

Mom: I know. You certainly like to keep me guessing.

M: Isn't that fun, Mom?

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