As we remind ourselves to delight in the me-ness that fills a preschooler's mind, we turn again to the never-fail cheerfulness of Dr. Seuss for some perspective. Read this aloud with your little one. Perhaps he can memorize it. She can certainly reenact it with glee. And you will grin at the whole display, guaranteed.
"Come on! Open your mouth and sound off at the sky!
Shout loud at the top of your voice, "I AM I!
I am I!
And I may not know why
But I know that I like it.
Three cheers! I am I!"
-- Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You
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