Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A day in the life of a 4-year old...

Ah, to be 4 years old again. 

To have your days filled with nothing but excitement and curiosity....silliness and good times. 

No worries in the world, other than hoping you can have chicken nuggets again for lunch (for the 5th day in a row).

Your "homework" consists of practicing your writing skills, while learning number sequence. 


And you know that no matter how many mistakes you might make, your teacher is still going to give you a high-five and a gold star...simply because you applied yourself.

There's no better feeling than when all your hard work pays off, as you finally figure out how to blow bubbles....a skill you've been trying to master for months.





Whipping up a batch of mini-cakes in your sister's Easy-Bake oven is your idea of "really cool fun"...especially because you know you'll get to lick the spoon and the bowl (even though your mother has warned you numerous times about salmonella poisoning). 


Nothing makes you happier than eating the other half of the giant burrito your dad couldn't finish....because you're such a big boy with an endless appetite.



You've got nothing but time on your hands and you have no problem taking a few minutes out of your day to say hello to a friendly cat, even though your mom is nagging you to hurry along.

"Cats need love too," you tell her. 


Throwing leaves in the air makes you giggle until you're doubled over with a bad case of hiccups.

No worries about where the leaves land....you love to scoop them all up into a huge pile and throw them up in the air...over and over again, with boundless energy.



Every open road leads you wherever you want to go.   The options are unlimited.



The world is your oyster, just waiting to be discovered and acted upon.

To be 4 years old again....life just seemed so simple, didn't it?


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32 comments:

Julia said...

You know---I've always wondered if there has ever been a kid who got samonella poisoning from eating raw dough.

I know my mom told me the same thing, but I did it anyway when she wasn't looking, and never go sick. I'm quite certain, too, that I'll tell my girls the exact same thing.

I'm just wondering if there's ever been an actual documented case of salmonella poisoning from licking raw dough. I'm sure there has---it would be horror story I'd share with my girls. "The sad story of Jenny who got sick from eating raw cookie dough and missed her own birthday party, even though her mom warned her...." HA!

Great pictures, Helene! To be four again, indeed! :)

Nezzy said...

I still lick the spoon too!!! Heeehehe!!!

Heck, I still do most of those things. Guess I really mean it when I say I'll never grow up!

What wonderful pictures and commentary of the life of a four year old. Sweet!!!

God bless ya darlin' and have the best bubblin' day!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He leads a charmed life ;-)

Missy said...

Ah, yes. And such a sweet post about your 4 year olds.

Brad Jenkins said...

A great life indeed! Oh how nice it would be to be young again with your biggest concern being will I get enough playtime today.

I might eat a bit of undercooked meat from time to time. Pretty sure that is a no-no too.

Di said...

If they need more leaves to play with I have piles in my yard that I managed to rake but haven't bagged yet. Too bad Jellybean is too young to get that job.

Such a sweet post - it would be nice to be 4 again!

Barbara said...

Ah yes, four year old have the life! And now I'm craving chicken nuggets!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Eating raw dough/batter is one of those guilty pleasures in life. The fact that it's kind of dangerous makes it even more pleasurable!
You made four sound absolutely fabulous!

Twins Squared said...

I love this post! So sweet and so true! Even Kaitlyn said this week she wants to go back to kindergarten where it was fun all the time. :( I can't say that I blame her and unfortunately, it only gets tougher with each passing year. But as we all know, they get so many more privileges as they grow too, which is the trade off.

Anyway, love this post. We just joined the 4 yrs old club around here too. Hard to believe we are finally, completely, and totally out of the baby/toddler stage. Sad to say but woo hoo! Loving where we are right now.

Samantha said...

I wish my 4 year old would sit down and neatly practice tracing numbers & letters...geez :)

Great pictures though...looks like you got some happy kids & that's always good!

GypsyFox said...

what sweet pictures :) my youngest will be 4 next month!

Natalie said...

It sure does sound very swell...awww to be a kid again!

Lisa said...

I feel like 4 is going to be sucha great age. I can't wait. :)

Eva Gallant said...

That was lovely! The pictures are too cute.

angel shrout said...

Pardon me but I would like to be 4 again?? Please?? No huh.. well I tried. Love the pics and the words you have explained it so well. Bubble blowing is hard, not too hard not too soft.. ugh. But when you get it just right and see those multicolored orbs float away, perfection.

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

What a great post. :) You are such a great mama!!!!

Charlene said...

Awww...I think 4 is the greatest age ever, for those exact reasons!

Kim said...

I wish I was 4 again so I could act as grouchy as I wanted and people would excuse it with, "Aw, poor thing. She didn't get her nap today."

Jen said...

Yup, 4 is pretty great!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Oh! It would be wonderful to live life just as he is!

Thank you for your kind comment on Footprints in the Sands post!

Emmy said...

Just the other night my son made a comment about he never gets to have fun and life is hard; so I broke down the hours he played, what things he did etc. made me want his life!

Cascia Talbert said...

He is adorable! I have a four year old son too. I sure would love to be four again that is such a neat age.

Julia Hunter said...

Now I wish I was 4 again, it seems like such fun! Love the last picutre of the 4 kids in the road, such a great shot.

Xazmin said...

Love the pictures. I'd love to go back to when life was so simple!

Although I actually have no memories from when I was 4, I'm sure it was quite lovely!

myinnerchick.com said...

Ahhhh, Yes, how lovely to go back in time....

Makes me miss my Easy Bake Oven :))) I loved mine sooo much.

great photos. x

Sela Toki said...

I hear you. I miss my childhood innocence and carefree spirit. Even hopscotch and jump roping. Love the pictures and the post.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Awwww...I love this!

Apparently 4 is the golden age after being such terrors while they're 3!

Zeemaid said...

gotta drag out the easy bake oven... I'm craving a tin pan cookie. ;)

Karen Peterson said...

Those really were the best of times.

It took years before I started to understand the saying, "Youth is wasted on the young."

Kimberly said...

That's the best part of having kids...you can relive what it's like to be 4 again...only with aches and pains and fecking bills to pay...such buzz killers

MiMi said...

It's perfect because you can wipe your own butt, but you're not a jaded Kindergartener!

TexWisGirl said...

it sounds absolutely perfect. *sigh*

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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