One of my favorite things to post to my personal Facebook page is mini conversations with my 4 year old. I find them to be generally hilarious and highly entertaining, now clearly I’m biased, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless. My son turned 4 in 2015, and with that came a whole host of new emotions, ups and downs, and an increase in independent thought and choice-making. So here you go, a small tribute to my sweet, sensitive, spirited and witty little boy to end another wonderful year!
Me: Mack, I asked you not to do that.
Mack: Oh sorry, I forgot. You know my brain is really old and it just forgets things.
Me: It is?
Mack: Yea, I’m 4 1/2 years old but my brain is like 6,041 years old.
Me: How does that work?
Mack: Well before my body was here, my brain lived inside your body in California.
Mack (after a Chinese food sample at the mall): Can you believe people from China fly all the way here and drive to the mall JUST to give us food?!
Mack: And then they have to drive back to the airport and fly back to China, just to do it again tomorrow. Man they must be exhausted!
Mack: I know God is the Father and Jesus is the son, but who is the Holy Spirit.
Me: Someone God sent us to teach us about Jesus and help us be good.
Mack: Oh, well I think God made a mistake with me on that one.
Me: Why do you say that??
Mack: Oh because I do bad things allll the time! I try to do good things but it’s just too hard. You think God could send me the Holy Spirit?
Mack (watching a movie): Why are they crying?
Me: Sometimes people cry when they are happy.
Mack: Oh like you do when you say prayers in church, or when I beat the real Darth Vader in Disney World.
Mack: I can’t breastfeed a baby right now, but when I’m older I’ll be able to.
Me: Oh yea?
Mack: Yep, I’ll just use that pumper thing and it will give me milk. And then I can breastfeed with a bottle.
Me: Ahhh, that’s how it works.
Me: What makes you feel sad?
Mack: When you guys yell at me.
Me: What makes you feel joy?
Mack: When you guys are nice to me.
Me: What makes you feel disgust?
Mack: Well two things. When you and Daddy kiss, and your nasty green smoothies.
Me: What makes you feel anger?
Mack: When I just want to do something and you don’t let me. You ruin my whole life!
Me: What makes you afraid?
Mack: Ghosts. Even though they aren’t real.
Mack: When we have the next baby, Ava and I can babysit and then Nolan can be the big brother.
Steve (husband): You think we should have another baby?
Mack: Yea they feel nice and they smell nice.
Steve: How many do you think we should have?
Mack: I think 10 sounds good.
Mack: Daddy, when will you be done working?
Steve: In about 30 years.
Mack: I wish you were done in like 1 more day.
Steve: I know but I want to make a lot of money.
Mack: I know you do…but you don’t.
Me: Ugh, my belly hurts, I ate way too much.
Mack: Um mommy did you forget? You have a baby in your belly, he’s the size of a pineapple this week. That’s why your belly hurts.
Mack: How many weeks until baby Nolan is born?
Me: About 11.
Mack: That’s a short time.
Me: Yea it is. Are you excited for him to be here or are you a little nervous, because that’s ok if you are you can tell me.
Mack: I’m going to be proud. SO proud.
Mack: Mommmmyyyy, please can you open this for me!
Me: Mack, can’t you see that I’m covered in bath paint and children?!
Mack: Ooohhhhh…I like your brand new style.
Mack: Ava! You look beautiful today!
Ava: Thank you Mack, you my prince.
Cheers to another year! Thanks for joining us in 2015, I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings us!