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18 Months

Mom: Mataya, can you believe it?

M(ataya): Believe what Mom?

Mom: You are 18 months old already! 1 1/2 years old! What a big girl you are!

M: Thanks Mom! I like being a big girl. I like it when you let me sit next to you on the couch or put me in a chair by myself. I like that I can run around and get into pretty much anything I want to

Mom: It is fun to see all of the different things you do everyday. What else do you like to do?
M: I like to be by you and brother. I like to say new words, especially ones that make you laugh. I enjoy looking at books and I like to play with brother's sticker books and peel the stickers off. I wish that brother would share his tractors more with me, but most of the time he is nice to me. I also like to look animals, but I don't like it when the cats get too close. And I can make a really nice cow sound. Would you like to here it?

Mom: In a little bit. What about eating?

M: I love to eat breakfast and lunch. Yogurt is still my favorite thing, though peaches, corn and peas follow close behind. I like to have toast with peanut butter for lunch.

Mom: And sleeping?

M: Sleeping is great. I love my bed, especially when it has a book and my baby in it.

Mom: What are some words you can say?

M: Mama, Dada, brother, opa, cow, bowl, apple, cat, cheese, pretty, car, tractor, pig, outside, putty (as in Silly Putty) and probably a lot more that I can't remember now.

Mom: Well, I can't believe how big you are getting. An I love to see you smile.

M: Thanks mom! I love you!

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