Today I was going through a box of keepsakes when I found my favorite stuffed animal from my childhood. It was a stuffed dog named Drooper, and I showed him to Nate. I told him that this dog was my favorite pet from when I was a little girl, just like Nemo is his favorite pet. Nate asked me if I still slept with Drooper and I told him no, I slept with him for a lot of years, but not anymore.
Later in the day Nate went into his bed and got out a little stuffed Chameleon that we call Pascal (like in Tangled). Nate brought Pascal over to me and said "Mommy, since you like Pascal you can have him to sleep with. He can be your own pet now."
I took Pascal and thanked Nate. It was so incredibly sweet and caring, my heart swelled to see this tender side in my son.