Four Forever {The Ordinary Moments}

Last summer, in the early hours of the morning of LP’s fifth Birthday she woke up crying. Really crying, because she didn’t want it to be her Birthday. She wanted to be four forever.

This little girl had experienced such a great year – a year of starting school, her first time on an aeroplane and her first proper family holiday abroad. She was at the end of the best summer she had ever had and she just didn’t want anything to change. She wanted everything to carry on – and she wanted to hold onto that by being four forever.

Four Forever {The Ordinary Moments}

But, she had her Birthday, her gifts and her party, insisting throughout that she wasn’t going to be five just yet. She wasn’t ready. She wanted to be four forever.

I thought this would be a phase, short lived and lasting just a few weeks, a couple of months at best but no, here we are five months later and LP is still insisting she is four. We ask her how old she’s going to be on her next, sixth, Birthday and she says four. She wants to be four forever.

We have something fun planned for a couple of weeks time, a little outing for LP and I as Little Man isn’t quite old enough. But, LP has to be five to participate. Yet, when anyone asks her how old she is she tells them four – she really does want to be four forever.

So LP is turning into a modern day Peter Pan, a little girl who just doesn’t want to grow up. She’s petite and only just starting to wear age four clothes and so can easily pass for the four year old that she so desperately still wants to be. And for now we are letting her carry on, believing that she is still four and who really knows – maybe she really will be four forever.

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  1. January 29, 2017 / 9:21 am

    This is just adorable, ours on the other hand keeps asking when she can be 12 as that’s when I have promised to take her to New York! Thanks for hosting x

  2. January 29, 2017 / 10:08 am

    My girls keep asking when they will be 4, it must be this amazing age we don’t realise! I on the other hand don’t want them to be 4. SOB

  3. January 29, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Bless her, four is a pretty good age to be – without a care in the world. I’m sure she will soon realise that 5 is just as wonderful as 4 πŸ™‚ We have the opposite here, my 3 year old is desperate to be 5 and tells everyone she is! I wish she wasn’t in such a hurry to grow up x

  4. January 29, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I love that she’s in no hurry to grow up – gorgeous girl!

  5. January 29, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Ah bless her, I’m sure she’ll change her mind so she doesn’t miss out, even justfor 1 day! It would be amazing if you could actually do this, I’m 25 really 😊

  6. January 30, 2017 / 7:01 am

    That is so cute, bless her. It’s normally the parents that want them to stay little and they are usually desperate to be older. So this is really special. You might have to start carrying round her birth certificate to prove her age πŸ™‚ x

  7. Jade McDonald
    January 30, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Oh bless her heart. I remember that feeling as a child. In my teens it felt worse. Xxx

  8. January 31, 2017 / 10:34 am

    This so cute. I remember feeling like this. Bless her. Lovely post and have a great week hon x

  9. January 31, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Awwww bless her – thats so sweet! I love the pic too, it captures her perfectly! Im intrigued to see how long the lasts? When she gets married and she’s like “as I’m 4, we will be living with mum and dad” hahha! I have a feeling Megs would do something like this, very head strong! x #ordinarymoments

  10. February 1, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Oh Donna this is absolutely adorable and I love the picture. CC turns seven in May and has been saying he doesn’t mind turning seven but he doesn’t want to get any older.

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