I was talking to Caroline about all the great things she's done so far this summer. I listed all the new things she's tried or mastered -- all the new foods, the new habits, etc. The list was delivered in a chipper and eager parent voice. "...And, kiddo, you even learned to tie your shoes today! That's so cool!"
She looked at me and smiled and said, "Yes, I've really developed this summer, haven't I? I have so many new skills and some more achievements ahead."