Sunday, June 5, 2011

Life with a Four Year Old

The following are real conversations I have had with my four year old within the last week. Living with a child is lots of fun and I am so glad that the Lord has been working on me to enjoy each phase of the journey rather than try to hurry up and get to the next thing. I make a conscious effort to really enjoy each stage my children are going through, but four is becoming my favorite stage very quickly.

Background for conversation one, FF needs glasses, so we purchased her first pair. We debated at length whether or not to get the insurance, but THANKFULLY made the decision to purchase at the last moment possible *smiles.* The glasses were picked up on Thursday and were worn for a total of 1 minute 25 seconds over the next week and a day. On Friday a week later...they "broke" during nap time. This is the conversation regarding the "accidental breaking" of the glasses:

Me: "FF what happened to your glasses?
FF: "I don't know, I was just trying them on all my animals to see if they could fit them, but they couldn't cause their ears were too small, but then my big animal was just too big."

Well, that explains everything!

Conversation 2
FF was standing on the furniture and her daddy asked her to get down. She was not being obedient so he told her standing on the furniture was not appropriate, asked her again to get down and then asked her to "repeat everything I just said" for which she replied, "repeat everything I just said." Pablo thinks we have our hand full and I tend to agree!

Conversation 3
We let the girls listen to music as they are drifting off to sleep. Last night FF came rushing into our room about an hour after we put her to bed, "Daddy come quick the music shut off. I think it is buffering." I'm guessing we watch a few too many cartoons online...

I love having a four year old! Their perspective is so innocent and they don't yet know not to say everything they think. It is a precious age and I am cherishing every minute of it!

"Behold, children are a heritage of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward."
Ps 127:3 (NKJV)

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I love four-year-olds, too!! I love your story about "repeat everything I said"... sounds like something my daughter would say/do.