Well, this is an interesting phase
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Morgan has been experimenting lately with concepts of privacy, control of space, and locks. She's locked herself in various bathrooms and bedrooms (fine if it's her bedroom, not allowed if it's ours; fortunately, our interior locks are very easy to overrule so there is no arguing necessary to fetch her out of unauthorized locked locations), announced that she needs "alone time" in a variety of situations, and tried locking various adults out of the house (come down on like a ton of bricks).

She has apparently just realized that different people are aware of different events based on where they are looking, and has been manipulating that hard to get at things she isn't normally allowed. Monday, she got into (1) some cookies, above her reach on the counter, (2) the medicine cabinet, by climbing into the sink, and (3) the dog-walking bags, kept on a high shelf in the pantry. Later, I saw her dragging the wooden stool across the kitchen to the pantry again, intent on another high-shelf raid, and raised my eyebrows at her. "You keep doing what you're doing!" she said cheerfully. "Don't look over here!"

This morning I recounted that event to suzanne while Morgan was getting her shoes on. Morgan wanted to know why I had not, as instructed, kept doing what I was doing and not looked over there. "Because," I told her, "I have been on this Earth for 33 years and I know what Up To Something looks like."

"Not if I close the door!" she chirped.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Hummingbirds
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Today I am thankful for the two hummingbirds that were hovering around a bush on my morning dog walk being adorably decorative and unusually noncombative.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Substitute Yoga Instructors
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Today I am thankful for substitute yoga instructors. Whenever a new person teaches the class, I learn some new technique or stretch or way of thinking about a pose. Variety is very helpful to my personal practice.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Planet Granite
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Today I am thankful for my climbing gym. We took Morgan this afternoon, and they gave her a harness to try out even though she doesn't weigh enough to reliably come down when slack is given in the rope (it's okay, she wasn't climbing any higher than our heads anyway, so if she'd gotten stuck we would have been able to pull her down). A most excellent time was had by all, and Morgan leaned valuable lessons about things that are both scary and fun.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Airlines
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Today I am thankful for transcontinental airplane flights. I complain, yeah, but also I can go basically anywhere I might want to be in less than a day (maybe two days if I am going to literally the other side of the planet). That is pretty cool, you guys. It's not teleportation but it sure beats walking.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Hiking Boots
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Today I am thankful for my lovely tough hiking boots, which so wonderfully support my ankles.

We are in Virginia, visiting Brooks and Suzanne's relatives! Today we went hiking in the rain, and got really close to a deer which was in no way concerned about us.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Stained Glass
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Today I am thankful for stained glass and the artists who put it together.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Play Spaces
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Today I am thankful for airport play spaces. (Hello from Chicago O'Hare!)

One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: French
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Today I am thankful that the shampoo bottle in the shower says "Shampooing Dompte-Frisottis" (frizz-taming shampoo). Something about that phrase always makes me a little more cheerful. It's so bouncy.
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One-Sentence Gratitude Journal: Bicycles
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Today I am thankful for my bicycle. Whoooosh!

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