G(ideon): Just exploring, Mom. I love to explore everything. I love to climb and see what I can get into.
M: You certainly are good at getting into everything. I never quite know where I am going to find you. And you seem quite pleased with yourself no matter what you are doing. What else do you like to do?
G: I like to be outside a lot too. There are so many fun things to see and do and feel. It is great!
G: Not too much. I can get anywhere I want to by crawling and climbing, so I am doing well. And talking...well I think that you understand me pretty much all of the time, even if I don't use actual words. But I can sign "more" and "all done" and I say something that sort of sounds like "all done" while I sign. And I of course can say, "dad" and I said "mama just yesterday and you seemed to really like that.
G: Hmm...I love my dad and I cry when he goes outside without me. I just like to be part of the action, so I cry a bit when I need to go to sleep too. I don't like being alone, Mom. I like to have people around me.
M: I know, buddy. But it will be okay. What do you like to play with?
M: It is pretty sweet Gideon. Thanks for talking with me for a bit.
G: No problem, Mom.