Happy Fourth Birthday Sophie!
It seems like yesterday you were like this.
And now you are like this.
It is both scary and wonderful.
Yesterday at dinner, after I off handedly tried to encourage pea consumption by referencing her impending birthday (you want to be big and strong when you are four), Sophie replied "I don't want to be four. I want to stay Three forever!"
I found both terrifying and attractive at the same time. We love our little kids, and part of me wishes they could stay young and innocent, carefree and open for their rest of their lives. On the other hand, there is much to learn my young jedis, and much to discover yet. And being a grown up four year old is not all pea eating and dressing yourself.