This morning, when I heard was awake, I went to her room, took her in my arms and put her in our bed — next to ’s crib (we do this on lazy weekend mornings only). She was happy and lovely.

Immediately after sitting there between us two, she said: “I want … I want books.”

She’s only 2.5 and can’t even yet, but I consider 80% of my parenting goals accomplished already.