‘Energetic’ and ‘imaginative’ best describe the 4-year-old. Often impatient and silly, they discover humour and spend a great deal of time being silly and telling you ‘jokes.’ A 4-year-old’s language may range from silly words such as ‘batty-watty’ to profanity. Loud, boisterous laughter may accompany such language. Imagination suddenly becomes greater than life for the 4-year-old, who often confuses reality and ‘make-believe.’ Wild stories and exaggerations are common.
Continuing the trend from last year, I thought I’d let you into the developmental stages of the average 4-year old, as today this blog celebrates yet another birthday! Sometimes I feel a little bit like My Family – scorned by the critics who prefer meatier stuff but plodding along quite happily nonetheless, albeit with drastically declining standards…
Anyway, I had hoped to bring you something in the way of history – perhaps an e-mail happily announcing the blog to the world? – but I found nothing of interest at all back in April 2004, and very very interesting things from May 2004 which unfortunately have nothing to do with this blog. (No, I’m not saying anything more… other than that they prove someone a liar, and someone else deeply forgetful. All in the past, though )
Back in the present: essay title is tricky, and I’m really not sure how I’m going to answer it, but I have some more time yet before I have to decide. And the weather is still lovely!