Tuesday, July 7, 2009

You Gotta Love Four Year Olds!

My daughter cracks me up. She is only four, and she has a four year old’s sensibilities. This is another way to say that the stuff that makes sense in her mind doesn’t always quite make 100% natural sense to me. All that said, I love her a ton, and appreciate her little eccentricities. Here are some of my favorites, and I thought I’d share them with the readers of VerticallyStripedSocks.com.

This teddy bear is beige. It’s very cute, very fuzzy, and very loved by my daughter. (Even though it was actually a token that I gave to my wife a few years ago, my daughter has usurped ownership of the bear. My wife is not disputing ownership.) The thing that cracks me up about this toy and my daughter is that she has named the bear “Colorful Bear” despite the obvious lack of color. I’ve given up trying to figure it out, and am just enjoying the fact that a colorless bear can be referred to with the moniker of “Colorful Bear.” Four year olds are great!

This household item is not a Refrigerator to my daughter. It is a “Fwigewfwatew.”

My daughter is 100% girl, and she likes all things pink. This includes her milk, which she usually prefers to be strawberry milk. She doesn’t call it Strawberry Milk, though. It is Pink Milk, and when we run out of more syrup, we need to go to the store to get more pink.

One of my daughter’s favorite things to do is go to the grocery store. The grocery store that we usually shop at is called King Soopers, and any time she sees this logo on anything she immediately yells out, “Grocery Store!” in a very excited voice. Kids this age are a little easy, because all it takes to make them happy is a ride on the grocery store penny horse and a free cookie from the bakery. She would just as soon go to the grocery store as she would Disneyland. Life is very exciting when you’re 4.


Jen Dodge said...

I would spell Ellie's pronunciation of refrigerator as fwijjo-fwaeto. What do you think?

Craig Dodge said...

Yeah, I like fwijjo-fwaeto, that is a very good phonetic spelling, I knew I should have asked you how to spell it.