The final part of the trilogy wouldn’t be complete without a contribution by my 4 year old about the impending relocation to Canada. Very succinct in her views and clear in her requirements, she has adopted a strong, practical approach that certainly provides an insight into the mind and priorities of a 4 year old!
As ever, the rules remain unchanged, the questions unaltered, and her responses have been captured verbatim.
So, without any further ado, when asked about moving to Canada, the most important things are:
- When we go in the forest we need to watch out for wolves
- Eating inside a hotel
- If there are swings we can play in the park
- Having 3 bedrooms in the house for our important naps
So – survival, food, play & rest are key features. Tells you a lot about basic human instincts that’s for sure 🙂
1. What excites you about the move?
- Going on an aeroplane to Canada as there will be games on the back of the chairs
- We’re going to be high in the sky, floating in the clouds
- What the house will look like
- Seeing blue-tits and other birds (we have a lot of birds visiting our garden in England)
2. What interests you about Canada and what would you like to find out about?
- What language they speak
- What type of birds they have
- What type of colour faces everyone has
3. What are you hoping it will be like?
- There will be canoes / windsurfing
- We can see dolphins
- It’ll be like winter
- Food will be big portions
4. When you return to England, what do you think it will be like?
Just the same (why wouldn’t it be!)
5. What are you most worried about?
If we meet wolves in the forest (clearly of some concern!)
6. If you could only take 5 things with you, what would they be?
- Eeyore (the donkey, similar to her 7 year old sister, but a different colour to avoid arguments)
- ‘Ella’ (small soft toy which is a pink turtle – very cute)
- Furby (oh good, a toy which fails to have an off switch – can’t wait!)
- ‘Floppity’ (soft toy in the shape of a rabbit – there’s a theme to this list)
- Drawing pad
When reminded that was 6 items and not 5, she refused to eliminate any on the basis that all were ‘very important’.
I then asked her if she could describe in 1 word the move – what would it be?
She said ……