She is 21 today- 21 months.
So what is new:
She does not mind being with kids her age, without us around
She can occupy herself without any help for at least half an hour
She identifies a lot of pictures by their name
She sings the first few notes of her lullaby when she is ready to sleep
She fears only earrings and squirrels now- the former I can understand, the latter I have no clue why
She can kill flies with her bare hands ( she did it twice at my friend's place)
She continues to like veggies and fruits with mango, taadgola ( palm fruit?) and oranges topping the list
She has a thirst for Minute Maid and has graduated to a glass with a straw, from a sipper ( she never used a bottle anyway)
When you say "DONT" she completes it saying " touch" ( guarantee of compliance though)
When she knows she has annoyed us, she comes and hugs and says " I love you" and expects you to forgive immediately
She surely has a vote- in what she eats, when she ( and we) sleep, what she wears, when she needs an outing and how we live.
After the next 3 months, I will no longer be keeping track of her monthly birthdays. It will be only annual celebrations then. Enjoy the attention baby.