I have seen a new level of maturity in Jaina this past week when she was home for Spring Break. I can't tell you all how delightful she has been. She has had excellent manners, obeyed without fuss, handled disappointment well, shown a ton of patience, and seems to understand so much more than a typical 5-year-old-going-on-six.
So, after an AWESOME dentist appointment this morning, I praised her for being so mature.
"What does mature mean?" she asked.
"It means acting like you are older than you really are."
"So I'm nine now?"