“I don’t feel any different being four”

Milo loves birthdays--what kid doesn't?  He's been angling for a digger cake for about 6 months now, and thankfully 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!

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.

 

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5 thoughts on ““I don’t feel any different being four”

  1. I think I like Milo’s shirt best in this post (the cake is awesome too) but the shirt has so many hidden meanings. Love it! Glad he had a great birthday and I hope you folks are enjoying the NY winter weather.

  2. Funny, I recently turned 55 and I don’t feel a whole lot different than when I was 4 – I just look different. I have grown a lot over the years, but there’s still a little kid inside. 🙂

  3. Happy Birthday Milo! I’m with Ken…don’t want to tell you how old I am but I did get taller. The little kid inside never left me either. Have a joyful year as you work toward #5!

    We miss you and your family here on East Main in Owego. We have a new puppy named Rupert that you’d love to play with. He’s the same kind of big doggie as Gideon and Oliver; he looks like Gideon, black and white. Oliver is Rupert’s best play mate though. He’ll soon be big like them. He’s only 3 – 1/2 months old and weighs 33 pounds.

    I hope you and your family are enjoying all of this snow! (we’re not, so much.) 🙂

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