Fabulous Four

It took me a while to realise it amongst the daily rushing about and trying to be do everything and be everywhere on time but it dawned on me that Little Z has reached a very nice little age. The ticker tape of a bazillion questions is turning into very amusing and memorable conversations with a with thrown in that shows me his happy sense of humour, which obviously he must have inherited from me. Obviously. Ahem. His current most favourite “joke” ever is to say “Ketchup? Ketchup the bear?!”, the kind from the Paddington bear movie that he’s seen twice but somehow remembered for weeks. He falls about laughing each time he tells me. I can’t wait to get the movie for him.

Reading stories at night has evolved into making up imaginative stories with all manners of characters. Our most recent favourite is about Geoffery the posh Giraffe who demands Colin the Hippopatmus butler brings him a nice cup of tea. Thus ensues a whole series of adventures around the supermarket to find the perfect brew. Modern tales for my modern little boy that likes nothing more than going on normal exciting outings to mundane places that need to be visited as part of daily life. His own stories are far more dramatic and usually involve Oleg the meerkat, Olaf the snowman and some kind of explosive volcano or lots of snow. I get the feeling adventure will feature frequently in his life.

Fabulous Four has brought with it even more questions on everything as well as opinions on absolutely everything. He is very resolute in how he “doesn’t like BEJTABLES! None of them!” but will make generous exceptions for carrots and sweetcorn. Everything else still has to be picked off. Unless its disguised in pizza. He will regularly inform us on the importance of eating Brocolli though. After all, that is “the Hulks favourite food”.

Every so often he reminds us about the holiday we haven’t been on yet and the aeroplane ride he’s been promised and we’ve failed to deliver. In the Fabulous Four world, there is no such thing as waiting, or patience for that matter. I believe a trip to see the planes at Manchester Airport may be on the cards. And maybe some hot chocolate and cake. Just as a warm up.

Fabulous Four has shown hints of realising differences between boys and girls. Mainly questioning what each one can and can’t do. “Can girls play playstation? Can boys wear pink?”. Our reply of “Girls can play all toys AND boys can play with all toys” has become a semi regular mantra in our house.

Yes the Fabulous Fours are a lot of fun and I am not sad to see the back of the terrible threenage phase. Mind you, he’s only been four for one whole month. So it could come back to bite me big time. Probably as soon as I publish this post.

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45 thoughts on “Fabulous Four”

  1. Ah I have a little one coming up to four in two weeks – it is a lovely little age as they start to learn more and question more. We have the same questions about boys and girls! It’s great watching them try to comprehend the world isn’t it!
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  2. Four is a lovely age and your Z sounds completely adorable mashallah. Love the stories they come up with, so imaginative! Cant believe my Z will b 5 next month inshallah.

  3. I have a 4yr old too and absolutely love our convos and the things he comes out with! Such a lovely age and starting to be a little more in control of their emotions

  4. What an exciting age to have reached, there’s so many milestone’s coming thick and fast now. It’s sweet how he’s remembered lines from the film even though he only saw it once. It sounds like he’s growing quite the imagination. Popping over from Magic Moments.
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  5. Firstly loving the new header – yay for the wonderful Helen Braid! Secondly, yes – four is *so* much better than three!! And I’ve got a five year old and a two year old so I’ve still got to run the gamut of the threenage years to get to the Nirvana of Fabulous Four again 🙂 X #sharewithme
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  6. Ahh, the figuring out the differences between boys and girls is so cute.

    My Little Miss 3 is currently asking everyone if they have a ‘gina’ or a willy!!

    “She a girl? She gotta gina??”

    At the shops, on the bus, at the Dr’s… anywhere and everywhere, much to my absolute embarrassment!!!
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  7. My little boy is only 2, but I’ve been so surprised about how they just better and better with age. All of a sudden they become quite good company 🙂 When I was pregnant, all I could think about was having a baby, but the reality is toddlers (and children) and much more fun!
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  8. Oh yes, my twins are 4 1/2 and the questions are ENDLESS! And don’t get me started on their memories! You have to be ultra careful with your promises these days – memories like elephants!

    love your header by the way! New? xx
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  9. What a sweetie and each year brings new aspects to their personality and growth, now Oliver is 5 the jump feels huge from the year before-definitely keeps me on my toes! Love your new image too chick and branding. Hope I get to meet you this year. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x
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  10. Ahh lovely joke little Z I haven’t seen paddington bear but heard lots of great things. Love your new look by the way! I heard mixed things about age four we will be there in august and will have to give you an update. Bless. Go Z keeping us everyone on their toes. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme
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  11. Being four sounds like an improvement on the threenager phase (although I’m sure POD’s popped back there today!). It’s such a lovely age and wonderful how they’re full of questions – an imaginary play. POD knows one joke: “what do you all a squirrel at the beach?” “Sandy”. Yes I know it’s hilarious!
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