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’