we never had any kids in the Spare Room?

I was curious about Laini’s reaction. It’s difficult to imagine a totally different childhood, so this was asking a lot of a 12-year old. But I couldn’t wait to hear how she might respond!

It’s a little mind-boggling to me, how mature Laini is… and she credits this and more to the way we opened up our home to others. If one there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this. Kids are capable of so much more than we can possibly imagine. They’re capable of understanding challenging concepts and embracing new challenges. And if the young ones can, so can we!

To read the book, buy The Spare Room here.