One of my readers happens to come to my English books “library”. Today she arrived to exchange books, as Ricki was entering the salon with a heaoing plate of pasta---her SECOND helping.
I told her to put the food back into the pot. She balked at that, but when I threatened “No computer”, she acquiesced.
“Oh, this is the new increased responsibility Ricki’s been showing?!?” quizzed my friend.
And we both laughed.
But if course, these things are always gradual, with ups and downs.....
The important thing is to notice the changes.