Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Frustrating Fours

My dearest, sweetest Grayson...


...you drive me crazy! 

Those of you that have a 4 year old at home, please tell me that this phase will pass...



The constant whining over every little thing that doesn't go as planned in your teeny tiny brain. The mornings when the 'right' spoon isn't clean, or there isn't any bagels, where mommy and daddy should have been in bed and not awake yet (seriously just tell us beforehand and we will gladly stay in bed!). The mealtimes when you don't want to eat whats on the table and kicking and throwing a huge temper tantrum escalates to a time out in your room, which escalates to you pounding and kicking the door, some nights it ends with you putting yourself to bed, probably because your so exhausted from crying and screaming....the days when you don't want anybody to 'see' you and heaven forbid if someone accidentally looks in your direction!

Now obviously this is not all on you my precious 4 year old.

Mommy has a short fuse lately...patience lasts for a few minutes and on the third time of saying no, yes I do seem to loose my mind. But why can't you just listen already? For 4 years now, no still means the same thing doesn't it?

I do promise I will try harder.

And yes, your little brother, also as cute as can be, can be quite the instigator...he takes your toys and bonks you on the head. He teases you and chases you around, even though you say no (see? doesn't that suck when someone doesn't listen to you?)

And while the house seems oddly quiet without you here (hope your enjoying Nana and Grandpas company!) I really am enjoying all the things I am getting done...

...but I know that once you start school in the fall, I will miss your tight hugs and big brown eyes, I will miss your contagious laugh and goofy style!

And if your still going through your frustrating fours by then, I hope your teacher has better luck then I seem to be having ;)

Love ya buddy!

linking up with Three in Three +1, In The Moment, 

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7 comments:

Taara said...

Wow - you just described my four year old to a T! I sure hope this phase passes soon, because with a two year old and newborn twins I don't have much patience either!

Karly Gomez said...

Ah! I am so glad I'm not the only one with this problem! I always heard that once kids hit 4, they would mellow out and become totally cool.

Not so much! I'm still waiting over here!

Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} said...

I don't have kids, but I do teach four year olds and goodness, I have some like this. Hang in there.

RaD said...

Ahhh... Those were the days. I always say my daughter defined the terrible twos, however, my son he was a whiner at three and four and five...

It does get better, but with each age comes some new challenge. Hang in there!

Donna McMorrow said...

Oh boy! My youngest is now 11 and my oldest are adults. It really does go by so quickly. Don't blink and enjoy the ride.

Angee @ October Morning said...

I have a love/hate relationship with this age. The whining, back-talking and attitude, oh my! Despite all that, they are sooo much fun.

Imprintalish said...

Thanks for the support :) It's nice to know I am not alone! LOL!