Recently I have been explaining to Will that he can’t ask for food at people’s houses. I figured it was clear that we should always wait until something is offered to us for us to say “yes” and then accept that offer. But yesterday he told his friend next door, a boy his same age, “I’d like to come over today.” (The boy has invited him over in the past.)
So, a bit exasperated, I told Will, “No, you can’t go to Wyatt’s today because you didn’t wait for him to give you an invitation.” Apparently children need instruction on every circumstance where you could ask for something but shouldn’t. :)
A few minutes later we were in the sandbox playing and Will sort-of sighed and said, “I really wanted to go to Wyatt’s today.”
“I know but you can’t because he didn’t offer,” I replied.
“That’s not what I’m saying,” explained Will. Another sigh, head hanging down. “I just really wanted to go there.”
I love how my 4 year old talks like an adult sometimes. Makes you think he hangs out with his mom all day or something.  :)
The kids and I at a local event (the kids loved the bounce houses!)


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  1. I have a 5 year old and totally understand. During a recent discussion she said, “Oh, never mind. I really don’t know what I’m talking about.” If some adults could admit that, it would make a big difference!

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