He’s turning into a really interesting little boy. He’s super affectionate, funny and very energetic. He runs around a lot outside, looking for acorns, playing with bugs, frogs, or anything else he can get his hands on. He notices everything and finds it all fascinating, just like his papa. He’s past the “why?why?why?” stage, but still curious about his world, and the questions he asks are often extremely inciteful. But he is also a terror. He is stubborn, willful and very particular about how things need to be done (qualities I respect, though not always in a four year old). He’ll get wild and play too rough, and getting him to stop and listen to the word “no” can be very taxing.[flickr_set id=”72157630284677608″]
Now that there’s no school, he has extra energy to use up. Luckily he loves to do the homework we set for him. He’s getting good at numbers and words and relationships between several items. He loves to do puzzles and can do up to 100 pieces very quickly, more than 100 a little slower. When he’s a good boy (which is surprisingly not every day!), we play Treasure Hunt. I hide clues over the property, and he has to read a word to find the next one. There’s now about 10 or so words that he can read instantly, others he has to sound out. He loves it and cries when he’s lost the right to play.
He likes to help whenever he can, whether cooking, cleaning, some outside project, with the animals.
In every way, he’s growing up, and we think he’ll turn into a wonderful person, if we don’t kill him first.