Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Toddlers and time

toddler side eye

I made the mistake of telling Hannah (on August 9th) that her birthday is exactly one month away. 

Of course, this news was really exciting. And for some bizarre reason, Hannah has known for nearly six months that her fourth birthday will be on a Monday. So over the next 36 hours or so, the fact that Hannah's birthday was in a month, and the fact that Hannah's birthday will be on a Monday somehow merged in her brain into: Hannah's birthday is tomorrow (yesterday).

sometimes we hang out in lady bug costumes, nbd
Which led to a really disappointing conversation.

Hannah: my birthday is tomorrow!
Me: well, it is actually in four weeks.
Hannah: so how many days is that?
Me: 28 days.
Hannah: but how long is that?
Me: one months.
Hannah: but, WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?! *crying dramatically* 
Me: um..
Hannah:  I want my birthday to be tomorrow.
Me: me too, baby. me too.

I told her that it is actually way better this way. Because if her birthday was tomorrow, then it would be over in 24 hours. This way, we can look forward to it, plan it, and be excited about it. And hey! what is that over there! is that a squirrel in the bird feeder!

trust me, little girl. the time will pass so much faster than you ever will know.

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