Last weekend Mini Monster and I were sitting at the kitchen table talking about making the turkey for Thanksgiving. I got her to agree to make the mashed potatoes, by the way. She’s only 6 so they should taste interesting :) During the discussion I told her that we were probably going to need to get rid of the area carpets we had in the kitchen. Without hesitation, Mini Monster stated she would be sad if we didn’t have our carpet under the table. I immediately assured her that we could get another one. Again, without hesitation, Mini Monster asked how much we spent on the carpet under the table. When I told her it was $300, her eyes nearly popped out of her head and she asked why we couldn’t just clean the ones we already own. I was embarrassed that I didn’t think this was possible; at the same time, it was a VERY proud parenting moment. Smiling from ear to ear.