Outwitted by a 4 year old.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Outwitted by a 4 year old.
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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 12:07pm

This little guy is going to give me a run for my money, for sure!

So my son (4) is Ethiopian and he recently received a gift of some traditional Ethiopian clothes from a friend who just returned home from a visit there. He asked me two days ago if he could wear them to school and I explained that they're only for special occasions.

Yesterday morning I asked him to get dressed for preschool. He told me that he needed privacy and went in his room, then came out wearing jeans and a button down shirt. When I picked him up from school though, he was wearing his Ethiopian shirt. Confused, I asked "You weren't wearing that this morning, were you?"

He gets a huge grin and tells me that he put his whole outfit on underneath his clothes, then took his top layer off when he got to school. All the teachers were laughing and talking about it this morning. He is certainly going to keep me on my toes!!

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 8:32am

I thought they didn't start doing that until they were teenagers.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 7:42pm
I know! It really is hard to be upset. I'm trying to go with "natural consequences" which is the fact that he spilled his lunch all down the front of the white shirt and it will probably be stained permanently. Of course, that's more of a consequence for me when I want him to wear it to special cultural events. Oh well...
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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 5:54pm

Oh my goodness, he is pretty crafty for a 4-year old!