The waiting room was full of grown-up people. (7-8)
Here Elizabeth makes a distinction between herself and the other people
in the waiting room. They're "grown-ups"; she's definitely not one of
and while I waited I read the National Geographic (I could read) (13-15)
Elizabeth sounds like a smarty-pants here. She's not even seven years
old and she can already read a magazine for adults. She seems pretty
proud of this.
I said to myself: three daysand you'll be seven years old. (54-55)
She reminds herself of her age here as if to calm her crazy thoughts. It's like she's saying, I'm too young for such big ideas!