I remember being impressed with Cooba’s answers when he explained to me how he knew he was growing bigger. The kid is continuing to grow, he’ll be five in a few days! He’s also responsible for the third most popular post of 2011.
“Dad, am I bigger?”
That’s the question that my 4-year old asked me. And he was set on getting an answer. And he wanted more than the “Yea, you’re bigger…” response.
So I side stepped his question and returned one back, “What do you think? Can you tell me some ways that you know you’re bigger?”
And he did. He told me he was bigger and this is how he knew:
1. “I eat big boy food.” He is really proud of not having his sandwiches cut in half anymore.
2. “I drink water and swim in it too.” True on both accounts. In the last couple weeks he began swimming in the deep end with no life jacket on. Fearless.