It is time, and such a short time it is, to say yes.
Can I write the tooth fairy a note asking to keep this tooth?
Can I sleep with you?
Can I ride with you?
Can I walk with you?
Can I go with you?
Can I keep the bottle cap?
Can I save the ribbon?
Can I have the last piece of candy?
Can we go to Disneyland?
Can I get this doll?
Can you wash my jacket because at lunch I looked down and saw a bug on it.
Yes, I say, yes, yes. Because there is an end to these questions, and yes is what you say when you see them go.
Oh good, she says. Because I was afraid I was supposed to outgrow it.