Milo loves birthdays–what kid doesn’t? He’s been angling for a digger cake for about 6 months now, and I think the one we made at Nana’s house fulfilled the high expectations. I asked him the night before his birthday what was going to be different when he turned 4. There was a long pause for reflection. “I’m going to eat my veggies,” he pronounced. I tried valiantly to swallow my skepticism. Another long pause. “And I’m going to give up my chewie” (passifer). Wow, such serious 4th-year-resolutions!
The day after his birthday Milo was sitting eating breakfast when he said “You know, I don’t feel any bigger being four.” Well now, I’m sure that’s true! I tried to explain that the growth process is incremental, happening every day even when it’s not a big birthday….but I think it was lost on him. Cake expectations: met. Growth expectations: unmet.