For having a four year old, sometimes I wonder why I’m so SLOW to ask the important questions… like, why this didn’t occur to me sooner?
I surely don’t FORGET that I have a 4 year old. I could never FORGET. Sooo… why do I FORGET the things they’re capable of?
Maybe because this is my FIRST 4 year old… For example: Why is the toothpaste was running perilously low? I knew I needed to order more soon but surely not YET? Until…
Then, out of the blue one morning, I blurt out:
Me: “Son, have you been eating the toothpaste?!”
Son (a picture of wide-eyed innocence): “Uh huh!” *he smiles*
Me (incredulous): “Really?”
Son: “Yes…” (why is he so calm about this?!)
Me: “Really??!? You ate the toothpaste?”
Son: “I did.”
Me: “*SIGH*. You may no longer brush teeth by yourself, ok? You’ve lost privilege.”
How did I not notice he was eating it til it was gone?! I mean, I noticed it was running lower than it should have been, but it just never occurred to me…. BOY am I out of it sometimes!