You were 48 months old yesterday.
I don't know if it is just the time of year or your impending birthday celebration but, holy hell, you are difficult to understand this month. Last year as we approached your 3rd birthday, you had similar transition issues. On the day of your party you were a surly toddler. You were so out-of-sorts that you kicked your shoe off in the living room and it whizzed over the kitchen bar nearly nailing Daddy in the ear. This year has you hitting both of us if you find what we say to be disagreeable (like using the bathroom before you go to bed--the NERVE OF US!).
Christmas seemed to consume almost all of December. We attended a party at my language school where you were so excited to finally meet MY teacher and see where I go to school. You impressed all the native Chinese people who were there to learn English with your correct pronunciation of words/tones. They all said you sounded like you were born in China.
I think YOU make things nicer and you certainly have made me happier. Happy 4th birthday my darling Kate.