Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
There’s a magical little creature who lives at our house. She’s very shy around strangers, but around her family she lights up the room and is sometimes the noisiest child in this large family of ours.
She makes up stories and plays games. She has a vivid imagination. She loves horses and the color purple and baby dolls. She dances and sings and also likes to sit quietly with a stack of picture books or a pile of paper and crayons. She wears twirly dresses and silky capes and also Batman pajamas and a pirate’s eye patch.
This magical creature’s name is Lucy and she’s my four year old daughter.
“Four is, indeed, highly versatile. What can he not do? He can be quiet or noisy, calm or assertive, cozy or imperious, suggestible or independent, social, athletic, artistic, literal, fanciful, cooperative, indifferent, inquisitive, forthright, humorous, dogmatic. He is many people in one.” – Your Four Year Old: Wild and Wonderful by Louise Bates Ames, PhD.