Earlier this afternoon I posted a journal entry about little changes in Kate’s behavior that are becoming commonplace. This afternoon she exhibited another one. It is not the first time this has happened, but I don’t recall saying anything about it. Kate came in from outside where she had been pulling leaves. She was hot and sweaty. Naturally, she wanted to take a shower. Typically, she just goes to one of the bathrooms. She chooses the guest room bath most often. Today, she looked at me and asked which one I wanted her to use. I told her could have her pick. She started to walk away. Then she turned around and asked, “Did you say the middle one?” I said, “That would be fine.” This fits the increasing pattern of asking for my advice or permission.