Conversations With a Four-Year Old
I love that Zackery is at the age now where we can have real conversations. Not just conversations about toy tractors and motorcycles, but actual semi-adult interaction.
We were driving to the KidZone Museum yesterday morning, and as the fog began to dissipate and the sun began to warm the chilly mountain air, I glanced back at Zack sitting next to Brayden in the back seat, both of them buckled securely in their car seats, and said “Zack, it’s going to be a beautiful day.” “Yeah, look at the clear blue sky!” he replied. Wow, I thought, did my four-year old actually say that?
“Zack, look at the snow on the mountain tops,” I said again.
“Ma Ma, we saw that when we went to Grandpa’s last time,” he said excitedly.
“Yes, we did,” I replied.
“When we go back to Grandpa’s next time, I want to go to another wedding,” he stated.
“Oh, okay. Whose wedding do you want to go to?” I asked.
“Mine!” he answered.
I giggled and asked, “Your wedding? Who are you going to marry?”
“I don’t know,” he said, “I just want to have a big party and dance!”
I concluded by saying, “Well, that sounds like a fun plan, Zack.”
And he ended by saying, “Yes, Mommy. I want you to come to my wedding with me.”
Nothing more could have put a smile on my face as big as I had after that conversation. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to talk to my son and have such an innocent, joyous dialogue. I can tell that his little brain is expanding with so much knowledge and new experiences. I have a hard time believing he is four, but when we have a magical morning like yesterday, it makes me proud. My little man is four and growing up (sometimes too fast…).
Zackery, I love you! Keep on talking…