You may not be walking yet, but at 21 months old you’re certainly not a baby.
What you are like now:
1) You shout NO! A lot.
2) You’re rapidly going off wearing a nappy.
3) You sing yourself to sleep with that popular nursery rhyme all about a Russian oligarch with a bladder problem; Tinkle Tinkle Little Tsar is your favourite song.
4) You read stories to yourself. Unsurprisingly you tend to be the main character. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is actually called The Very Hungry Frog, apparently.
5) You now properly “cook” in your kitchen. Rather than just banging your wooden spoons and throwing dried rice around, you’ve started to pour things into pots and stir imaginary stews on the hob. Yesterday I watched you turning the tap on and off, making the, “Whoooosh” sound of the water. When I asked if the water was cold you looked at me scornfully, before replying, “Yeah”.
Frog, I have to remind myself of these little milestones because it’s easy to forget. Your legs may not be up to speed yet, but your mind certainly is.
You’ll be sixteen before I know it. (Hopefully by then you’ll have figured out that eyeliner is not for use on the nose.)