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20 Months

Mom: Mataya, you are 20 months old today!

M(ataya): Really? I didn't know that.

Mom: It is true. It is so amazing to see what a big girl you are becoming.

M: Thanks mom! I do like all of the different things around me that I get to see and do. And I really like to tell you all about them.

Mom: I know. I just wish I could understand you a bit better so I knew everything you were telling me. You certainly sound like everything you are saying is really important.
M: Well, there are so many things that I like to do and see. I love to be outside, even in the snow. Though I wish I could just play in it with my bare hands all of the time. I like to read books by myself. I like to look at animals from a distance. But when they get too close, that is a little scary. And I like to dance and sing and watch Curious Geroge and Pancake Manor on the computer. And I really like to race with Dad.
Mom: Your Dad and I talk a lot about how you are a really funny girl already. You do a lot of little goofy things that make us all laugh. Anything else new?

M: I am getting really good at naming things, including people from my family and myself.
Mom: It is really fun looking at pictures with you and seeing whom you can name. Though, you do think that a lot of people look like Oom Jander.

M: Well I do love my family and getting "(s)nuggles." Can I have a "nuggle" now?

Mom: Sure. I love you, Mataya.

M: I love you too, Mom.

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