Growing up


Every couple of years I initiate a book archival. (I wrote “purge” at first, but I realized that sounded really bad.)

Me to my 10 year old daughter: “Dear, you’ve outgrown >50% of your books, time to retire some of them.”

In the past, I was seen as an aggressor (“No!!! You can’t take away my Dora books!!!”) but this time, last weekend, she was on the task.

I guess growing up is easier the older you get.

Though when she was done she did look at me and say, “Papa, you know it’s hard to let go of some of these books, I really love them.”

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