Yesterday I was asked by a close friend if I could watch her 4 year old grand daughter, while she had her Carpet cleaned. I agreed, since I have watched this little 4 year old before and she is just a doll, and it has been awhile since I have seen her. The last time was at my Son’s open house last summer.
So I went to my friends house, and right away I was greeted by ” Here are my stamps and we are going to do these” ” Can we go to your house?” ” Where are my boots?” “Do you have a dog?” Oh boy….I knew I was in trouble…
Bundled her up, cause it was just a tat bit snowy outside, got her in the car seat and proceeded to drive home while “Can you roll down my window?” ” No hun, it is snowing.” ” My name is ______, not hun.” Woah..okay..lol..guess that won’t fly. “I am hungry”..” Okay we can have something to eat at my house.” ” I like Burger King. Can we go to Burger king?” ” Sure we can go to Burger King, what do you like at Burger King?” “
I like Chicken nuggets with fries and honey.”…”You mean Honey mustard sauce?” ..” No honey sauce.” Okay well i know they don’t carry honey at Burger king, so I said ” Well I have Honey sauce at home.” Thanks godness she believed me.
We got home with the Burger king, I figured by the time I got back I already answered 30 questions. And just for you out there, Burger King starts with a K..not with a B..I was mistaken all these years..
We ate the food, and then it was Stamp time. So we had 10 packages her grandma packed in a bag, and naturally she wanted all 10 opened. I am like “No, lets just do a couple first and see.” ” No we need to do all of them, because some of them are flowers, some of them have fishies and apples” ” Okay I guess we will do all of them.” Needless to say after a half an hour that was done and over with. On to games.
“Do you have any games on your Computer?” ” Hmm..not for someone as little as you small stuff.” ” I am not small stuff, my name is________’” Oops sorry, I forgot. Well luckily I found some pre-loaded kid game on the Laptop and we baked cakes, and played memory. And just to let you all know I lost control over the Laptop. She knew what to do.
“I don’t want to do that anymore, can we play something else?” Okay, so I googled kids shows, and it brought me to PBS kids page, and low and behold she knew some of them. So I had to play the games with her, watch the videos they showed, institute snack time because ” Under these circumstances…” Yes that is what she said, under these circumstances, a little four year old. She reminded me of my daughter when she was that little, coming up with big words, only my daughters was constipated.
So I spent an afternoon with a four year old, which was fun and that reminded me again, that at four years old the world is a fun interesting uncomplicated place to be in. And that Burger King starts with a K.