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.
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?