Because I’m an actress, when I mother, I often give Lily acting tips.
Once, when Lily was just 2 years old, I explained emoting as the feeling of really wanting something.
“In ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’,” I told her, “Stanley is so nuts about his wife he calls out for her ‘Stella! Stella! Do you understand what I mean?”
Without missing a beat Lily replied “Sure. That would be like me saying Elmo!!!! Elmo!!!!!'”