Sep 14, 2009

AhhhhTo Be 4!

I was observing my youngest son this morning and I suddenly became jealous watching how lovely his life is and I came up with a list of reasons that I wish I was him....

Things I could do if I was 4 Again

1. Nap in the middle of the day...seriously, 4 year olds do NOT understand how lovely this privilege is!

2. Find enjoyment in board books with like 10 pages...oh....wait....I still do....

3. Have someone buy ALL my clothes and food for me! (Granted SOME of the clothes are hammy downs....)

4. Spin around in circles for about 15 to 30 minutes straight and be completely entertained the entire time.

5. Use a rocking chair as the ultimate playground. Who needs a park when you have a big wooden chair that rocks back and forth like a teeter totter!

6.When happy with something I could totally just start screaming and crying and it wouldn't be even a bit out of the ordinary.

7. Have my own chauffeur for every place I needed to go.

8. An abundance of fruit snacks.....YUM

9. No need to work...the most work expected of me would be to learn how to spell my name

10. My world would be a musical. I could sing EVERYTHING!!! It would be like living on Broadway!!!!




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14 comments:

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Heck yeah! And watching the Care Bears and Wuzzles on Sat mornings. Take me back to 1983 please! :)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Definitely like Broadway! I love that!

Jessica said...

LOL! I don't get how my kids can spin around and not get queasy but they love it! Cute post. :-) We had it good, once upon a time. LOL

Cindy said...

Great list! I find myself wanting to be my two-year-old plenty of times. She gets to be pushed around the stroller all the time and everyone gets everything for her. What a life!

Foursons said...

Great list! I wish we could enjoy the "easy life" when we're smack dab in the middle of it. Seems hindsight is always so dang smart.

Heart2Heart said...

Mary Beth,

Just was it is that enables kids to spin endlessly and not get so sick and find the need to sit for quite a while. Just when did all that change???

Ah to have the worries of a 4 year old instead of a 45 year old.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

T. Anne said...

You mean I'm not four anymore?

Jill Kemerer said...

I'd love to just stay home and do nothing when I'm sick, but unfortunately, that's not how grown-up world works either!

ElanaJ said...

This is so true. And have someone clean up after you and tuck you in and buy you stuff at the store... The list could go on and on.

Jody Hedlund said...

Ah, you summed up the life of a four year old so well! My sweet little soon-to-be four year old just learned to pump on the swing this past weekend. I watch her in amazement, thinking my "baby" is pumping. No, she can't be. She's too little. But, alas, she is breaking my heart by growing up!

Katie Ganshert said...

That picture is adorable!!! I love your list. I wish I could run around crazy like a little kid and not look like a freak for it. Another thing I wish I could do that 4 year olds do....

go up to an agent/editor at the conference and say (kindergarten-style), "Do you want to be my friend?"

CKHB said...

I am all over the Broadway-style 4-year-old musical! I'll choreograph...

Janna Qualman said...

I love it, great list. I think we could absolutely learn some life lessons from our young ones.

Tara said...

I think four is a great age. It's old enough to start having a bit of independence without the risk.