Our baby pumpkin is 18 months!!! It's amazing how quickly time flies! Being number 4 in the family has a way of making you rather independent and chill. I'm always a little stunned to see her toddle off to play on her own then occasionally coming near me to jabber for a bit as if to explain her latest fun and then return to the task a moment later.
I can already see how our examples have such a powerful effect on her. The other day I was using some latex gloves to wash the dishes and clean the tables. Somewhere along the way she found one of Isaac's mittens and had stuck her tiny hand in it and grabbed a sock the kids had left laying around and proceeded to wipe down each of the kitchen chairs. Just today at the library I was anxious to get going and urged her to follow. She shook her head and proceeded to push in each of the chairs we had sat it, something I normally do but was in too much of a hurry to think about. I thanked her for her thoughtfulness and she smiled and said with a tilt of her head,"Eh-come!"