You are 54 months old today...an even 4 1/2 years old.
You are pretty happy because you got your hair cut short again this week. As soon as Ms. Patty chopped off several inches of growth, the smile came back to your face and you didn't even complain about all the tiny hairs around the collar of your dress. We tried growing it out for a few months because you kept wanting piggy tails like Lucy but the reality of having your hair pulled into an elastic or worse, having your hair in your face, changed your mind pretty quickly. You are a no muss, no fuss kind of kid...just like your Nana actually. Keep it simple.
After the 3rd week of this, I mentioned to you:
You know, with all this money, you'll be able to take care of Daddy and me when we get old.
I'm more likely to use it to buy stuff.
It was worth a shot.
Some other things you have enjoyed include anything that goes fast or involves jumping:
It totally reminds me of this scene from Frozen where Olaf takes Anna at her exact words when she says, "Just give us a minute":
[Anna arrives at the door of the ice palace, holds up her hand to knock but hesitates]
Olaf: Knock. Just knock.[Anna just stand motionless holding up her hand; to Kristoff]Olaf: Why isn't she knocking? Do you think she knows how to knock?[Anna finally knocks and the ice doors opens]Anna: It opened. That's a first.[before she takes a step inside she looks at Olaf and Kristoff]Anna: Oh, you should probably wait out here.Kristoff: What?Anna: Last time I introduced her to a guy, she froze everything.Kristoff: But...but...oh, come on! It's a palace made of ice! Ice is my life!Olaf: Bye, Sven.[Olaf turns to step inside but Anna stops him]Anna: You too, Olaf.Olaf: Me?Anna: Just give us a minute.Olaf: Okay.[as Anna walks inside Olaf starts counting down the minute]Olaf: One...two...three...four...
Your climbing skills have improved dramatically which mostly means that you aren't as fearful of heights as you used to be and you have more confidence in your abilities.
It is a hard lesson to learn, not to compare yourself to others...one that you will probably have to re-learn several times over the course of your life. I hope that this short window of time has planted a few seeds of self-confidence, a trust that you will find your own way of approaching challenges and that it is okay to do things differently than others....a confidence that you already exhibit with me on occasion:
Me: Look at the rowers on the water.
You: I want to focus on the geese.
I love that you have brought so much fun(ny) into my life.