Max will be 4 years old in July. I am excited about preparing his party. Even more excited about him starting preschool. But what I want to know is why no one ever told me, or why I never really knew about 4 year olds.
Did you know for instance that 4 year olds have really bad attitudes? I didn't, I never would have imagined that Max would look at me with disdain and say No like a teenager.
Did you know they ask 400 questions a day. Not just why, more elaborate than that. Why are we going this way? Why did you do that? Where did the dog, cat, you, me, plants, and every toy I have ever gotten come from?
Did you know that 4 year old girls tattle tale like crazy over ever little stupid thing possible? Stupid stuff like "Hey mom the cat is eating" "Hey mom, Max is sitting in a chair".
Did you know that 4 is when they learn to lie? They aren't very good at it yet but they will lie to you.
I can't believe I didn't know about any of this. I know my son isn't the only one because when someone says they have a 4ish year old I say "oh dear" and I always get a knowing smile.
Know by no means is 4 all bad. They say and do really cool, and funny things. For example the other day I said "I have and idea". Max asked where and I said, um in my head. Max replied, "I want one too." Later he hurt himself and I asked him if he stubbed his toe, he said "no I hurt my feelings" So now he is crying and I am trying not to laugh.