The Secret Life of MY 4 year old

3 4 year old taking pictures photographer

I really enjoyed watching “Secret Lives of 4 year olds” when it was on about 6 months ago. Back then my son was 3.5 years old (yeah I know, fast math!) and I remember talking to my friend in the kitchen at work, saying how amazing these 4 year olds were and that I couldn’t imagine Nate being like that. I also couldn’t believe the gap in abilities between my 3.5 year old and those 4 year olds, they seemed worlds apart.

What a difference 6 months makes!

My son is almost 4 years old and now when I watch the new series, I was thinking, Nate does this and Nate does that, and doesn’t he sound like Nate, it was illuminating. I loved it when the little girl said: “I’m telling Santa and the Tooth Fairy!” So funny.

So I thought I would share with you a little insight into the secret life of my (almost) 4 year old.

Nate: Mummy that is where I worked when I was a grown-up.

Me: What was your job?

Nate: I had 10 jobs!

Me: Wow 10, what were they?

Nate: Well not 10 jobs, 10 animals, that was my job.

Me: 10 animals?

Nate: Yeah the animals are my friends, I have a shark, a lion, a tiger, a elephant, a cheetah, a leopard, a jellyfish, a duck.

Me: They are all dangerous, don’t they try to eat you?

Nate: No they don’t because they don’t have teeth.

Me: Why don’t they have teeth?

Nate: Because I took them all out.

We have had many discussions just like this one, he can go on for hours, spinning a whole imaginary world. It is quite fascinating to hear how his mind works.

roaring lion picture image

I wouldn’t relish taking those teeth out!

One final thought from my 4 year old, but a little less risk averse this time:

Nate: You use the scissors because I don’t want to cut my fingers off, coz I like all my fingers.

Are you enjoying the new series of Secret Lives of 4/5 and 6 year olds?


6 thoughts on “The Secret Life of MY 4 year old

  1. Snap with the name…well’s N’s is shortened to Nate by some people.

    I loved SWof4YO last time, but only caught one so far of this series. As N’s nearly 5, I’m looking forward to seeing the next age up too – pleased they’ve extended it. I love any of the documentaries about kids – starting with all the 7Up series, the school ones. They’re so much fun and it does help you understand their minds.

    My N also has odd imagination stories. This evenings we were reading a dream about a jet going to the moon, and N decided that he has a jet too, which is big enough for all his packed lunches, and him, and he goes off to a huge farm with lots of animals and jobs to do in it. Very odd but I’m sure quite normal in his mind – although he did say it was his dream.
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    • Oooh you have very good taste, I assume his full name is Nathaniel, we hardly call ours that, but I love his full name too.

      So cute what your N came out with about putting his lunches into his Jet – that is precious!! I used to watch the 7up series too, but it feel more amazing now I have a little one to compare with.

      Am too looking forward to watching the 5 year old episode, just so I know whats in store for me next year!

  2. Wow! What a cutie! I can’t believe he is saying all of these things. What a little star with an amazing imagination! I still can’t get Bob to say hello or even answer when people ask what his name is! Who knows what’s going on inside his little head.
    Haven’t heard of this show. Will check it out. Sorry I’ve been so quiet! Mortgage hassle and all the usual trauma that occurs when musicians try to borrow money. But all sorted today and our move is going ahead! Nuts! Must meet before I vanish to the land of sheep xxx

    • Don’t compare sweety it is fine, plus it is a well known fact that the second child tends to take longer to speak. Nate is the first, so he is a chatter box because there is no one to speak for him. So glad the house is going through, have sent you a message about a meet-up.
      Kat x

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