Cleaning up before bedtime

“I’m all done picking up toys!”
– Emily, with enthusiasm but not accuracy

“I see toys over here that need to be picked up.”
– Mama, trying not to sound tired and frustrated

“What else do you see?”
– Emily, after repeating her “all done” speech three more times

“Emily, I see a little girl that I love very much.”
– Mama, who was about to yell and decided it wasn’t worth it

“You know what I see, Mama? I see a big person that I love very much.”
– Emily, making Mama very glad she didn’t yell!

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