They say it's not forever. When books evoke strong feelings that must be shared late at night. When stuffed animals are mandatory bed partners, right after tuck-ins and back tickles. When hanging out with mom and dad is really fun, and you often listen to their advice.
Clothes don't matter too much, and boys are still partners in sports. You still want us to check your homework. And if you had the choice, you'd happily sleep in our bed. Hiding away in your room is just not what you do. I might occasionally find your finger in your nose, and giggle for its gross-ness, or see you use your collar as napkin, and yell.
After you glimpse adolescence, the weather changes. These days are so perfect, even when they're not.