Me too Xeb, me too. I'm old enough to be my girls grandfather so I know that day is coming for them sooner than for most people. I think about it a lot.
my 7 year old helped me lay some carpet today. She used that carpet kicker and rubber chisel like a pro.
She's saved almost $100 since november because mom told her that we would absolutely NOT buy her a rat.
She has 2 rats now. I'm so proud I could bust.