she just can't hide it
Putting Iris down for her nap, I ask, "Do you know what we're going to do later today?"
Me: Go to a carousel.
Iris [grinning and giggling] I'm excited!
And knows it and can name it! Can you stand it? Oh sure, you can, but I about burst with pride and joy.
And so round and round we rode, one animal after another camel seahorse lion dolphin pig, until the scenery stood strangely still when we got off.
And Iris got a pink balloon.