Being four is great. You get presents. Lots of presents (but you primarily want the dinosaur DVD and to heck with the rest). You get a birthday cake in Montessori school (chocolate with chocolate icing and spider jellies). You get iced buns. You get number four shaped biscuits. You get a mummy-made dinosaur bunting with all your favourite dinosaurs. Your mum and dad get to look at you and think about how much you've grown. How that makes them both sad and happy. Sad you are no longer a baby. Happy you are no longer a baby. Your mum and dad talk about the day you were born, how they made it to the hospital just in the nick of time. Your mum and dad need a gin and tonic when they think too much about how their boys are all growing so much, changing so much....happy and sad. Happy fourth birthday Mide Bean- we love you!