Tonight, I got Selam to go through her books and toys with me. She is having her very first ever school-friend play date on Friday (which is cause for much rejoicing), and I told her that she needed a clean room to have friends over to play in it. (Don’t worry; I have no expectation that it will stay clean until Friday).
She did so well. I was so proud. She actually decided to donate way more books than I had anticipated.
She looked intently at a pile of Sesame Street books. “I really love Elmo,” she said, “but I’m a big girl now.”
“You don’t have to give away your Elmo books if you aren’t ready.”
“I’m ready. I’m just taking a picture of them with my eyes first.”