In one of my earlier blog posts I wrote about the Fearsome Fours, following my experience that having a four-year-old was far more stressful than having a two-year-old child. Both of my daughters were fairly easy-going as toddlers, apart from the odd tantrum. But when they reached their fourth birthdays, something changed. They became stubborn, grumpy, independent and very argumentative. Apparently, I was the same at their age, according to my mother, but I really can’t remember being quite such a challenge!
This summer, my youngest daughter celebrated her fifth birthday, and now I am preparing to move on into another phase of our lives. Our youngest daughter will return to school as a Year 1 pupil, and our elder daughter will return as a Junior. Yes, she is no longer an Infant, which is something I am struggling to deal with. She may still be seven years old, but she already seems so grown-up, as do her friends. Maybe children grow up earlier these days, because I certainly did not have her level of intellectual knowledge when I was that age. All I know is that I will continue to support my children as they grow and learn, and we are excited to see what the new school year will bring.
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