Trying to explain time to a 4-year-old
We've had several conversations about what he was like when he was a baby.
Those have led to questions about what he was like when Little Elvis was a baby. I told him he wasn't here yet. I tried to explain that Little Elvis was 2 1/2 when Baby Plum was born. So he didn't know Little Elvis as a baby.
He wanted to know what games Daddy and I played when we were young. I told him that I didn't meet his daddy until I was 22. We didn't know each other when we were little.
He wanted to know what he would be like when he was Daddy's age. I told him I didn't know yet. We'd have to wait and see.
My sweet 4-year-old had show-and-tell at school today. I talked him into taking his (brother's) shopping cart. He wanted to take a calculator and a broken car that he never plays with. I thought he should take something he legitimately liked and used. I believe most of his show-and-tells have been influenced by me -- the electric guitar, accordion, and doctor's kit. The shopping cart was bigger, though.
As an afterthought, I tossed his homemade coupons in and we headed out this morning. When the lady came to get him out of the car, I told her I had to get his show-and-tell. I pulled out the cart, and he zoomed it into the school. They were all laughing.
When I came to pick him up, two teachers said they loved his show-and-tell, and his teacher mentioned his coupons. She thought they were real. I told her that those are just the ones he uses when we pretend to grocery shop. I'm sure they think we are a very strange family.