Nagging From A Four Year Old

When my eldest was four years old I thought life was easy, he went to school part time, played with toys when he was at home and hadn’t been introduced to computer games. He wasn’t aware of the internet or that he could go to classes like Taekwondo. In some ways I think this was a bad thing, he’s never been very good at making friends or talking to new people and eventually he did start going to Taekwondo classes. After a while he got bored and decided he didn’t want to do it anymore. He is a quiet boy who enjoys being inside sketching or colouring in, it’s just who he is (kind of like me).

My youngest has just turned four and is his brother’s opposite, he loves being outside and is full of energy from the moment he wakes up to the second he falls asleep. He was introduced to computer games when he was about one, I think. He watched his brother and his dad play games and when he was walking around and picking things up one of his favourite toys was the Xbox controller (and still is). He is much more outgoing than his older brother, has lots of friends and is already nagging me about doing things. For months now he’s been asking me about starting going to Taekwondo classes and yesterday he’d had enough, he refused to wait any longer (admittedly I’d been putting it off).

I was sat using the Macbook and he sat next to me and demanded that I go on the internet and ask if he could go to the ‘special school’. As soon as the page loaded he knew I was in the right place and asked what the answer was. I needed to phone them but he didn’t understand why I couldn’t just ask them on the page, he was not happy. Now, every second he gets he asks me if today is when he can go to the special school. 

That is not the only nagging I get, the youngest is head strong and knows what he wants and if he doesn’t get it can throw one hell of a hissy fit. So, while I was on the internet yesterday he requested I get some DVD’s, he’d seen Batman on the TV and wanted it and then he’d already watched all of his Ben 10 episodes and wanted more of them. I have a funny feeling that he is going to be the one constantly asking for things and wanting the latest technology. 

Sometimes I don’t mind the nagging, it makes me realise that he’s growing up, he’s not my baby anymore but I don’t like being asked more than a hundred times a day to do something. Maybe it’s just his way of paying me back, my constant nagging to get shoes on in a morning or get their coat on for school must be really annoying. Hopefully once he’s started his classes then he’ll be entertained enough not to nag me anymore… Or maybe not.