The mind of a young child is a curious thing. Everything is so new to them. All the knowledge we adults take for granted, is something they are learning for the very first time!
For example, about a week before the kids' birthday (I know, I know! One of the days I'll actually be current!) they each received a birthday card in the mail. Exciting, right? Kids love mail, right? Except for this...
In the mind of a child not quite three, a birthday card means it is your birthday. If it is your birthday, there will be presents and cake.
Only it wasn't their birthday yet and there were no presents and cake.
Four excited squealing children turned into four wailing, disappointed children as they learned the hard lesson that just because you get a birthday card, that doesn't mean it is actually your birthday. Sometimes, life is so hard.
3 months ago