This girl is the sunshine in my heart. Well, all of my kids are...but lately? Her sun is shimmering.
I think 4 is one of my favorite ages. Somewhat independent, still a little needy, able to understand humor, and talkative.
Oh my. The talking.
Late night conversations about nothing. When she asks for a drink from my water bottle and I say it the way she used to say it when she was a baby, "bottow bottow" and she looks at me, mouths "bottow bottow" and says, "That sounds like water bottle."...I melt.
And then, when she is trying to talk about something that happened in the past and she says things like, "Remember, last day? When we went for a walk to the park?" and "last day" could be anywhere from yesterday to a year ago to before she was born.
Oh, and then there is the extra "ed" on past tense "verbbing"..."he yelleded in my ear!" or "I bited my tongue!" or "I jumpeded off the couch!"...she makes my heart sing.
I have decided that a conversation with a 4 year old is the most enjoyable thing on the planet. Or at least, last day it was.