When I started writing for Babble.com, I was 23 years old with a 9-month-old son, and the concept of “mom blogs” was new and strange to me. So to now be joining the Kid section — past the baby stage, past the toddler stage — is a bit surreal. I blinked and he sprouted into a preschooler — but that’s what they all say, right?
And so the impossible is suddenly my reality: I have a 4-year-old little boy — four AND A HALF, as he’d quickly add — with traces of baby still lingering around the eyes. But, man, you guys; it’s getting real.
Of course, we could argue that every stage has transitional periods and developmental leaps, but there’s something about this four year threshold that’s different. Physically, emotionally, intellectually — the game changed, just as I was getting used to the rules.
Here are 10 reasons why everything changed now that he’s four years old:
Read more about Michelle and Noah at EarlyMama.com.