It's funny what you forgot about your children. I barely remember Eli's obsession with Elmo, but at the time it was such a huge part of our lives that I thought I would never forget. It's weird how that happens.
Anyway, I don't want to forget the whole dinosaur crazy. In case you couldn't tell, Eli is obcessed with dinosaurs. We litarly have tons of them. It's a treat to stop by the Dollar Store to get a new one. In fact, that may or may not be our bribery to sleep.
I'm actually really impressed with Eli's ability to identify the dinosaur species. He knows all the major dinosaurs as well as which one are carnivores and which ones are herbivores. He says he wants to be a paleontologist. We'll see. Either way, I attribute a lot of this to Dinosaur Train and the five billion dino books we check out weekly from the library.