Last night while Zach was tucking Staley into bed, she confided in him, "I don't really know how to be 4." Zach responded, "Well I think you're off to a great start. You did a great job being 4 all day." Staley replied, "I think I talk a little differently." Zach responded, "You think so?" Staley laughed and then, stopping short, said, "I laugh differently too." A little later, Staley noted, "All of my outfits are too small now" and then asked, "Did I sound a little different when I said that?"
Apparently turning 4 is a big step. Talking differently, laughing differently, spontaneously outgrowing all your outfits. It's a lot to take on. We have also mentioned to Staley that 4 year olds don't throw fits, are always good listeners, and do things more quickly than they did when they were 3. It probably seems a little daunting, but so far, Staley's off to a good start learning how to be 4.