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Looking for something with a 4 year old.

by Andrea Updyke

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Oscar will be 4 next week. He’s really good at a LOT of things. He has an excellent vocabulary, loves to tell jokes, is an amazing and loving big brother and can write his name. But when you need him to walk across the room, pick up a toy and bring it back to you, well.

Let’s just have a listen….

Me: Oscar, can you go get Calvin’s pacifier and bring it to me, please? It’s over there next to your dinosaur.

Oscar: His paci? Where? Where is it?

Me: It’s right over there by your toys. See your green dinosaur?

Oscar: My green dinosaur? Where? You mean this? (holds up a yellow lego)

Me: No, I mean your green dinosaur. Right there by your foot. Pick up the pacifier right there.

Oscar: Where? I don’t see it! I don’t SEE it! I don’t see anything at all!

Me: Oscar. Look at me. (he looks) Now look down at your feet. (he looks). Do you see your green dinosaur? The pacifier is right by that.

Oscar: My zoo?

Me: No.

Oscar: OHHHHH that green dinosaur. Here you go Calvin. Here’s your paci!

Obviously, we still have a few things to work on. Know any 4 year olds like this?

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Melisa - Mommy This and That January 15, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Wow…that is MY almost 4 year old. I think he could have the item in his hand and not see it for 5 minutes. Until he realizes how frustrated I am about to become and then suddenly whomp, here it is. Or better yet if I say never mind and ask the almost 2 year old to get it? Then he is ALL over seeing it and getting it!

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Jessica @Bkeepsushonest January 15, 2013 - 3:56 pm

I think it’s a guy thing. “Joe can you get me a tomato out of the fridge?” – Me “What tomato, I didn’t see any tomatoes.” – Joe “They are in the drawer probably behind something. Did you move stuff around.” – Me “Oh, I found them” – Joe

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Nanette ~ AMomBlog January 15, 2013 - 8:39 pm

Can totally relate. Been through it twice. I’m still waiting for mine to grow out of that stage.

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Sarah Shingler January 18, 2013 - 9:47 pm

I know two four year olds that are EXACTLY like that. Exactly.


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