Today he asked me how long it would be until he’s 5.
“You’re birthday’s not until March.”
“Is that in 6 days?”
“No, more like 180 days.”
“A HUNDRED AND EIGHTY! That’s TOO MANY!”
I wondered why he was in such a hurry to be 5. I had two theories: he either had some special birthday present in mind, or he wanted to go to kindergarten.
“When I’m 5, I can almost catch up to Back-Door Neighbor Girl.” (She’s 6).
Poor guy. He’s always going to be 20 months younger than Back-Door Neighbor Girl, no matter how much he rushes things. He’s in such a hurry to be big….I don’t want him to miss out on the fun of being 4 because he wants to catch up to Big Brother, Middle Sister, or our friends’ children. Slow down, little guy. You’ll be 5 soon enough. (Though it was nice to know that it wasn’t “birthday present greed” that caused his big hurry….)