I think my favorite way to describe this stage is as a helper. Juliet knows what drawers and shelves her pants, shirts, pajamas, socks, towels, and washcloths all go. She loves to sweep when I sweep, wipe counters when I wipe, brush her teeth and hair when I do, get out and throw away her diapers, and put away the grocerys, her toys and books. Of course it isn't always exactly 'helping,' but I love her enthusiasm.
J still spends much of her time babbling in her own language, rather than using actual words, but she understands more and more each day. Much to our delight and surprise she can point out colors, shapes and the letters J, M, and D. Her attention span with books is much longer now. Where as we used to fly through pages, she now likes to really sit and look at all the little details.
Although we are nowhere near being potty trained, she does love to go on the potty a couple of times a day. I am not trying to rush this at all, so we are just taking her cues for now and letting her go at her own pace. She is so proud of herself and of course we love to see her so happy.
Happy 20 months, sweet girl!
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