Our fabulous little chap turned 4 at the beginning of February, and, as usual, time seems to fly since the last time I did a ‘Freddie at X’ post! What I love about these posts is the noticable changes in my children since the last one- it really is a lovely little diary to keep. I hope to print these off for them when they’re older, and make them into a little book.
F is coming on in leaps and bounds in so many aspects of his little life, and I think the difference that a few months can make is really noticeable at this age. Since last time, he can now get himself completely dressed alone (hurrah, at last!), albeit with some
nagging encouragement, can write his name confidently, and just has an air now of a child about to start school- all confidence, questions and boundary testing.
Here is our Freddie at 4 years, 1 month:
- As I mentioned above, he can now fully dress himself without help, although we will still often have a panicked “I can’t DO IT!” when it comes to putting socks on, before of course putting them on just fine.
- Is testing boundaries all the time. The other day Sasha and he were fighting, and I gave them a warning that if they hit each other again, they wouldn’t have a bedtime story. They continued to give each other a whack, so I followed through, explained there would be no story and why. Freddie was upset at the time, but the next day was constantly doing naughty things, and when told off would ask “Does that mean I don’t get a story?”. Really pushing to see what would happen that day. I know it’s all normal, but frustrating at the same time!
- Is asking more and more questions- you can really see the little cogs turning in that brain of his. He asked “what does ‘apologise’ mean?” earlier in the week, which was interesting as I thought he might know what it meant as I’m sure we’ve used it in conversation i.e “Apologise to your sister,please!”. A lesson to us to not assume that they know every word that we use without explanation! It’s obviously been going over his head for months and we had no idea.
- Is so beautifully protective over his little sister at preschool. I told this story here the other week, and it makes me well up thinking about it. They fight like anything at home, but my god do they love each other too!
- Is SO fast at running, and can kick a football really hard and high already (definitely takes after Daddy here). I think Adam will be starting him at mini soccer in September, and we can’t wait to see how he takes to it!
- Definitely needs daily ‘exercising’ still! If we’ve had a day when we’ve had to stay in due to bad weather/illness, then he will be climbing the walls and he runs about and gets quite fidgety. They say small boys are like puppies… I don’t like to stereotype, but…!
- Enjoys doing some jobs around the house, especially taking out the recycling. His little chest puffed up the other day with pride when he helped moved some quite big boxes out of the way #aaaw
- Definitely had an opinion of who he likes and isn’t so keen on at preschool, and why, and is developing a good moral compass “That little boy shouldn’t run on the flower beds Mummy, it’s naughty, the plants won’t grow…” Now let’s hope this one carries on! <eyes lovely new spring flowers in the garden>
- Still likes watching Ben and Holly and Thomas the Tank Engine, although the Peppa love is starting to wane a bit (woo!)
Teaming up with Katie and ‘The Ordinary Moments’
Firstly, love his PJs!
I haven’t done anything like this for Gwenn apart from a Mother’s Day letter this year and last, which I’d like to make a “thing”. I really think it’s a great thing to do though and you and the children and all your family and friends will get SO much out of looking back over them in the future.
I think they will be lovely to look back on in the future! I don’t remember everything from when Freddie or Sasha were babies which makes me sad sometimes- I wish I’d started my blog whilst pregnant, I could kick myself now! x
Aww he sounds like such a lovely little boy – and the boundary testing sounds so very like my own 4 year old! I love your description of it as ‘daily exercising’ too – my girls absolutely need to have run around in the fresh air for a bit, even if it’s just the garden or they get very wound up and hyper and then cranky – roll on the summer when we can get outside without umpteen layers and lost hats!
I agree, I CANNOT WAIT for summer and to throw the back doors open all day! x
I love reading updates like this! He sounds a lot like my little man I have to admit. Particularly trying to help around the house ha. Gorgeous boy xx
Thanks lovely 🙂 Let’s hope they stay helpful around the house! x
Ah, this is a lovely update. He definitely sounds like he’ll be ready for school then, love the puppy comparison! x
I hope so, they still seem so young in some ways though! *sob* x
He sounds so much like Mads and her development, which isn’t surprising seeing as her birthday is in December. She also fully gets herself dressed now, but it has to be in what she wants to wear otherwise she just won’t do it. 😉 I can’t believe in September they will be going to school! x
I know, only 6 months!!! See, whilst F can get himself dressed now, he has no interest in what he is actually wearing! Sasha is starting to have an opinion, and I’ve heard other girls are the same so I do wonder if it is a ‘girl’ thing to be more interested, as much as I hate to stereotype?! x
Your boy sounds like he’s becoming very independent. I love that he’s protective of his little sister, my eldest is the same with her little sister. We went to a party today and they stuck together like glue the whole time.
It was so lovely to get to know you last week, I had such a great time.
Me too, we need to plan the next one! x
What a charming young man he is becoming hon. I remember those days with my eldest, how they can get dressed all by themselves but still sometimes need us to help… sounds like he and Sasha have a beautiful bond. Lovely update xxx
Thanks lovely 🙂 Will see you tomorrow! x
Aww he sounds like a real character. And love his name too- although I am biased as my little boy is also a fellow Freddie 🙂 xx
Ahh bless him, he sounds like a clever little boy. I love that he is protective of his little sister. My little one is 19 months and she LOVES football so I’m hoping to enrol her in a Soccer Tots class as soon as I can! She just loves it.
Oh wee man! He’s such a cutie Becks and I love the way he looks after his sister at nursery! 🙂 I have a little girl over here that would make a good wife, if he fancies the slightly older lady?? 😉 xx