Was working on cleaning the kitchen a bit when my 4yo daughter asks for help remembering what she wanted to do. Basically, she wants to play with her doll, but forgot the scenario.
Me: Did you want to play school with your dollies?
Her: Not today! It’s not a school day today.
Me: Well, what if you went into your castle with the dolls.
She decides that’s a good idea, but needs my help to clean it out. She starts taking stuff out.
Her: What’s this? (handing me something)
Me: It’s a piece of a balloon that’s been popped. I’ll put it in the garbage.
Her: (staring wistfully at the balloon piece and rubbing it between her fingers) But I do like to touch it….
Seriously. I can never throw anything away here.