What do you excel at?

When reading Fancy Nancy Halloween or Bust, fancy nancy said she excels at dressing up. I explained that excel means something you are really good at. Convo:
Me: What are you really good at?
Natalie: I dunno
Me: What is Dad really good at?
Natalie: I dunno
Me: What am I really good at?
Natalie: Brushing teeth!
Me: Yes. Thank you. I am really good at brushing my teeth. I excel at brushing my teeth. What are you really good at?
Natalie: Cleaning up my toys!!!
Me: (Pause, tempted to say ‘I beg to differ’ while internally thinking of examples from 20 min prior when that was not the case) ok. Natalie is really good at cleaning up her toys. Natalie excels at cleaning up her toys.

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Aw, who can disagree with that adorable face? In all honesty, although she still bats 50% when it comes to toy clean up, Natalie often impresses me with how well she listens, models our behavior back [ the way she tells me ‘thank you for asking so politely mommy’], and helps her brother. Getting so grown up!

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