So here we are the weekend before Little Z starts big school. I think it was when we bought his school shoes that it finally hit me what a big milestone we were about to reach and I had visions of the next few years, doing the whole uniform thing, year after year.
I will probably be in disbelief through the whole of his first year in reception and I can’t believe he is ready to go into full time education. He is really looking forward to it and I am really hoping that his enthusiasm lasts through the next few months and we have a whole new chapter of brilliant adventures. Our world is going to change quite a lot over this fortnight with new routines and the arrival of the new baby; a whole new normal. And Little Z has pretty much taken it in his stride.
He is at the stage now where he is stubborn and a little know it all about pretty much everything as well as a delightful, hilarious, helpful and kind little boy. Life through the eyes of a 4 year old is pretty interesting and very funny most of the time. The non stop questions can be exhausting but it is mostly so entertaining to see how the logic of their little world and how it all fits together. If I had to sum up him at 4 years its that they have firm views on life and an endles string of questions that help them form those opinions. And of course the endless Why? Why? Why? Why? Will that ever end?
This is my 4 year old’s world and things he says, at school age:
On seeing a brand new toy on the TV / toy shop window / anywhere:
Z: Can I have that Mummy?
Me: No you have lots of toys
Z: But I love it so MUCH! Please? Please? Please please? Please? Please? [ad infinitum]
On conserving energy:
Z: Will you pass me my cheerios Mummy?
Me: Its right in front of you?
Z: But my arms are SO tired!
On the art of negotiation:
Me: 5 more minutes on the iPad and that’s it
Z: Ok. How about 10 minutes?
Me: Ok, just 10 minutes
Z: How about 4 hours?
On understanding how Spas work:
Z: Mummy who are you talking to on the phone?
Me: To a lady to book a massage
Z: ….[thinking look]…
Z: Are you going to go rub somebody?
On wanting to be very much part of the pregnancy journey:
Z: Do you want to feel my belly Mummy?
Me: Are you ok?
Z: Yeah, its got a penguin in it!
On having options:
Z: [Pointing to a picture of a baby in the hospital waiting room] Mummy can we buy that baby?
Me: Our baby is still in the shop, it’ll come soon.
Z: But I like that one!
On confirming hospital procedures:
Z: Is the Doctor going to smash your belly open?
Me: The baby is coming from the shop.
Z: No its not!
(Week 9 of Project 52 and linking up to Sunday Photo)