G(ideon): Can I go outside, Mom? I want to go outside?
M: I know Gideon. Now that you have figured out how to say "outside," you ask to go outside a lot. What do you like to do outside?
G: Everything. Crawl in the sandbox, ride in the tractor, crawl in the grass, sit on the little yellow car, go for rides in the seat on the back of the skelter. Outside is the best.
M: You do enjoy it. What else do you like to do?
M: We are certainly amazed at the amount of food you are able to eat and you seem to like everything. You also really like to feed yourself, which makes for some interesting and somewhat messy meal times. But I am so pleased that so far you are willing to try anything.
M: Any thoughts on walking?
G: It sounds like a good idea, but I am very happy to crawl where I need to go, and I can climb pretty much anything. I can go up and down the stairs just fine, so I don't really know if I need to walk. It seems like a lot of work.
M: Well, I think once you start, you will really enjoy it. I am pretty sure you will be running quite quickly once you start walking. Thanks for talking with me today, Gideon!
G: Can we go outside now?