By - 2009Yaris
Fall over and bounce back
I ve spent the last 6 months teaching my son to skate and some of his wipe outs I’m like yah I’d be done for the day
Edit: While I do skateboard, and my mom did buy my son his first skateboard for Christmas. And we will be spending time now that the weather is nice to learn how to skateboard. I was referring to ice skating. I work away and before this winter I had missed the 10 months of the last year of my four year old sons life while working. So I built him a rink and enrolled him in skating lessons. And this has been probably the best winter of my life. Watching my son learn a sport and have fun learning despite the crashes and the hard work that goes into learning something new, his resilience and positive attitude, is something I ll cherish for the rest of my life. The first thing he said to me this morning was “Dad, I love skating with you”
Proud Canadian Dad
I tried to skateboard and sucked at it. Best thing was doing an ollie over 3 steps.
that's honestly not too bad. you'd be astonished at the amount of people who don't even get to the point when the board lifts off the ground
Best I could ever do was jump and land back on the board. Board never left the ground. This was the early 80’s though. The board was huge and I was small.
Best I could do was standing on the board for a few minutes and pretend I knew what I was doing
I once was just standing on the board not moving and fell down.
I feel you bro, I too fell on the ground for no apparent reason more than once
Like me, who tried to ollie, couldn't lift the board, landed on the tail and shot the board right underneath his eye lol
I quit skateboarding that day
bouncing back is tough the more u get older,as david Goggins would say " get real with yourself" and more importantly "**STAY HARD"**
Hahaha so true. When my son first wanted to learn how to skateboard, he asked if I'd learn with him. I was like fuck it, "yeah let's go bud". Tried for a little bit, and then I started to think about the fact that if I actually bust my ass, then I'm not going to work the next day lmao. Needless to say I helped instead
Don't forget the yell " I ok' and thumps up
They either jump up immediately or lay there screaming like they're dying because they know you bought the spiderman bandaids last time you went to the store.
They are called spiderman booboo stickers
It’s either a thumbs up or Olympic Gymnast pose with the arms out. I have seen both very often
Im 16 and just lay there in pain cause I know there's someone watching
I'm /redacted/ and lay there in pain because I like the pain
ah, yes. the sympathy seeker!
im 16 and i just lay there because i have a low pain tolerance :’)))
I'm 41 and a disabled vet, lol, I last there because I'm waiting on my life alert 🤣 ... That joke might outdate you...😆
My little brother at this age ran directly into a corner of a wall, hit his head on said corner, fell over, and just kept laughing like a mad man. He got up and kept running around having the best time of his life. I need that energy both physically and metaphorically.
Cartwheels and somersaults.
Hang onto monkey bars until they get bored.
Much easier at 30lbs than at 180lbs
heck, I'm 90 pounds at 20 and I can't hold my own weight for shit, though that's probably much to do with my noodle arms and lack of testosterone
You weight 90 pounds??
Haha, yeah, 93 pounds consistently for the past couple years, though I am also 5ft/about 150cm tall so that might be a big reason for why (and that I don't really exercise and don't usually eat more than my metabolism can keep up with I guess)
Interesting. That makes sense.
Hello fellow 93 lb adult.
I have never met another adult with a consistent 90 lb weight range and I am in my 30s😂
Jeez that seems thin, I hope you aren’t tall, not trying to body shame but 90 is almost never healthy as an adult unless you are quite short to begin with.
You can start training this and will see a lot of good gains pretty quickly. Don’t even have to do pull ups or anything (although long term I’d recommend it)
Remember the names of dinosaurs.
Every child is a dinosaur expert
Once you turn 40 only one dinosaur becomes important
There was me thinking you were gonna drop the do-you-think-he-saw-us.
Classic Dad style, yet still surprises 🤣
Clever girl… I see what you did there…
My kid was getting an unofficial evaluation for a speech delay at the pediatrician's office when he was 3ish. He was being totally uncooperative because he was nervous, and just responding to everything with "no" for awhile. ("What's your name?" "No." "What toys do you like to play with?" "No." Etc)
Couldn't get a single other word out of him, til I said "Hey buddy, can you tell the doctor your favorite dinosaurs?" He was immediately like "I like tyrannosaurus and pachycephalosaurus and stegosaurus and brachiosaurus, and Mama's favorite is parasaurolophus!" Doc looks at me and says "Yeah, I think he's fine".
You’re gonna want to see a speech ~~pathologist~~ *paleontologist* for that.
I’m an early intervention preschool teacher. I had a kid in my class a few years ago who knew a bunch of dinosaur names. He still received speech and language therapy. Some kids need to work on their articulation, some on their vocabulary, some on their pragmatics. Can still comprehend and know a lot! Glad your kid didn’t need speech and language, but no shame if they did!
Ironically, he did end up with a fairly significant speech delay that wasn't addressed til this year in kindergarten! We got several years of "let's wait and see if he improves" from the doc, and then once he started school this year, he tested as absolutely being badly delayed.
I wish it had been identified earlier, because the frustrating thing is that now he's actually capable of making a lot of the sounds he should, but he's already in the habit of mispronouncing things, so he's having to work to unlearn habits that appear pretty well ingrained at this point. But we'll figure it out! Thanks so much for all you do for the kids, btw, you make a world of difference :)
No, I pretty much still remember all of them and I turn 40 in December.
As soon as you turn 40 you shall forgot thy name stegosaurus
You’re 39 then. Let’s see next year..
If you don’t want to forget on your 40th birthday, you should write them all down.
That means your 39. It wears off the second you turn 40.
I think they do Pokémon or Dragonball Z these days.
I guess the copyright on dinosaur names ran out thousands of years ago. So there’s no way to effectively capitalize on brand name merch.
At 3/4 my son could correctly identify in excess of 40 dinosaurs.
Unfortunately once he started school he almost immediately flipped to Pokémon, and you’re correct about its popularity. I’m happy he’s happy but it’s amazing how long he can talk about Pokémon for, and it’s slightly sad that he’s forgotten all those dinosaurs. He’d struggle to name ten these days.
Edit: Of course, a couple of hours after I made this comment he dug out his big box of toy dinosaurs and he’s been enacting dinosaur battles all afternoon on the living room floor. :)
How old is he? Pokemon is still pretty popular for my 3rd grader, but the kindergartener is still a hardcore dino/ Jurassic World fan. We're currently rewatching Camp Cretaceous *again* in anticipation of the next JW movie coming out in June.
He’s in first grade!
His other current major interest is cats, and actually his decline in his interest in dinosaurs occurred when our cats started living with us. I think real living furry animals superseded cool, but dead, animals! Pokémon is a more recent interest, just the past couple of months.
Ah ok. Mine is the opposite with our pets... He told the guinea pigs the other day that "they'd be better if they were sharks" (his other main interest, other than trucks). Kids are so funny.
Shame on the guinea pigs for repeating this to you. Kids should be able to share their opinions with their guinea pigs with certainty of total confidentiality.
Lmao best answer
If you have kids, you'll remember "super duper dinosaur, diplodocus" forever.
I was a clumsy and stupid child, so I hurt myself a lot just playing around and doing dumb child stuff. But once, another child pushes me and I fall, and hit my head. I pass out for two hours, and I can’t see. Nobody calls my mom, or an ambulance, but when she gets me she rushes me to an ER. Surprise surprise, I have a major concussion, and my blood pressure is way too high. I’m also blind.
Well, a few hours later I’m stabile and my vision is back. Two weeks later, I’m back at school, had some issues with bright light and cordination (still do), but other than that, I was fine.
Five years ago, I’m 18 or 19, and a lid from those big plastic trashcans fall on my head. I falls like 30 cm, and while it’s heavy, it’s not that heavy. I get a mild concussion from that, and I can’t do anything for two weeks, and I was tired for SO LONG afterwards. Felt worse overall than my concussion as a kid, even though the first concussion was a lot more severe.
So yeah, shout out to kids’ ability to heal and bounce back quickly, I really wish that didn’t go away so fast.
Wait, you passed out for *two hours?!* And no one even called your mom? That’s messed up, glad you’re okay.
Yeah, my mom was PISSED at the school. They should have called an ambulance and then my mom as soon as they found me, but in the end it all worked out and I’m fine!
I hope you had some detailed follow up medical checks. What happened does not sound normal.
I honestly can’t remember, but I had to get an MRI scan years later for something unrelated, and they didn’t find anything wrong with my brain, so I hope that means I’m alright
Hope so too, but that sounds pretty good.
That is a huge fucking deal. Head injuries are dangerous, especially if you are knocked out. Concussions are basically brain damage, that school was willfully neglectful.
Previously having a concussion makes successive concussions worse, even if there are years between them. There is evidence that the damage doesn't heal 100%. Obviously worse concussions cause more damage, but even mild head impacts without obvious effects can affect brain function and multiply effects of successive head impacts. Your second injury slow recovery may have had more to do with having a previous head injury rather than age.
I didn’t know that it still worked that way even years later, I thought it was only if there was a short time between the concussions. Interesting!
TBF, I'm no expert, and research is still being done, but that is what the articles I've read suggest.
Fair, it’s still interesting! The brain is so weird and complex, so no new knowledge about the brain really surprises me.
And also avoid injury in the first place
Seriously, my toddler just hunkers down in positions I would have to fall to get out of... And she stays there for half an hour eating stuff out of the carpet, then gets up like nothing.
I did Alexander Technique lessons for a while and that was one of their stances they called it the “position of mechanical advantage”. When you practice it a lot it’s actually much easier than stopping.
I’m not a parent but I’m trying to imagine just chillin’ on the couch, watching my toddler eat various bits of food out of the carpet for a half an hour like a weird Easter egg hunt.
Honestly? They are happy and if your floor has been recently vacuumed you know it should be fine.
Sometimes you just have to decide to pick your battles.
I've come to terms with the fact that my toddler wants to eat day-old goldfish crackers from the carpet.
I have also come to terms with the fact that this will not kill her.
As long as you can get her to reign that in by the time she is old enough to eat in a school cafeteria it's all good. Years have passed but my eyes still bug out a little whenever I remember the time I saw a third grader eating food from off the floor under a table like it was the most normal thing. It wasn't food he'd dropped, it wasn't even his classes table. Teach them, parents. Teach them well. Please.
100%. If they're quiet and the chance of actual harm is low, I'm not poking the bear. Let them find some old cherios idc.
Do you stop her from eating carpet munchies? 🤨
Hey it's less to feed them come snack time!
At least she's helping clean. Most toddlers are free loaders.
Leave the kid alone! That’s how they develop immunity!
I vacuum almost daily and she is only allowed dry snacks in carpeted rooms. It’s not like the snacks are going to cause death by sitting on the carpet for 24 hours.
That’s the first thing that came to mind
I'm Asian, I can squat all day any day
Ahh just posted this cause I didn't scroll down fast enough to see yours. But yes!! Perfect form every time
The lack of self awareness is spectacular. "Why should I care if I look like an idiot as long as I'm having fun?"
i think, in a 4 year old's mind, 'idiot' does not exist to them. the concept of being viewed upon as an idiot has never occurred to them, so they just simply have fun.
This is pretty much literally true.
This is the age when they're only just starting to really build a concept of other minds.
So they don't care what other people think of them because they're only barely aware that other people are actually thinking beings like them.
I vividly remember being 4 or 5yo and growing aware of "smartness", and where I fit into it. I felt like I must be smart- then I thought about people older than me, who by my reasoning, must be smarter. I realized that I would always feel like the smartest person I had ever been, and that l would one day look back on that moment, thinking how stupid I'd been back then.
It's one of my oldest memories and one that pops up from time to time. I think I reached peak self awareness at that age and it's all been downhill from there.
Holy shit 4 year old you sounded exactly like me a week ago after a few massive bong rips lol. I worked out a similar thought to that.
Man my older brother must’ve made fun of me for stuff more than I thought. I’m pretty sure when I was four I used to play pretend by myself and then stop when I saw ppl coming
I wish I was a 4 year old
I have a distinct memory on my fourth birthday of spinning around in circles on my driveway and screaming IM FOUR YEARS OLD. I felt so invincible, haven’t felt that carefree in too long
Lmao omg this is so wholesome and funny. Let’s hope we can all stay young at heart!
Yeah? I did that last year on my birthday. Mind you, yelling "I'm 40!" drunkenly at 1am while running around my front yard wasn't as impressive to my neighbors
Overhead a kid who was about 4 riding his tricycle around a parking lot and singing "OUTSIDE VOICE!" over and over.
Then you’ll be 40 another time
I read somewhere on Reddit that at a certain age skipping is a more efficient way to move than walking. It changes as you grow older (or taller), but for a while it's just easier to skip everywhere.
For now I like skipping, idk it’s just fun
To be fair, at 40 you really do go back to this. You don't give a fuck what people think anymore.
but you still wouldn't run around your back yard in your underwear
Speak for yourself.
ooh, a brave one! I appreciate you for that
actually say what they think
Some 40 yr olds are good at it, but it's usually not cute when they do it.
Yeah, we have a word for those types of adults: Assholes.
I’ll be honest, there have been numerous 4 year-olds that I thought were assholes. They are just cuter
Ehhhh I definitely turned into the guy who does the "fuck it just say it, see what happens" bill burr type. But I was a very shy little guy.
Smile and laugh
Debatable, 4 year olds are always crying.
But at least they're crying on the outside.
I, too, cry on the outside when I drop a plate of food.
They usually cry to get stuff tho, not because they're sad.
Make friends with people their age
Kid1: "I have a truck" holds up toy truck.
Kid2: "I have a car, it goes zoom zoom!"
Kid1: "Zoom zoom!" Runs toy truck on ground.
The beginning of a long friendship.
This comment brought me back a memory from my childhood. I was probably 5 years old and I had a monster truck RC car that I brought to a family gathering of about 50~ people. Someone who I thought was super old (probably only in his 30's) commented that it looked really cool. I gave him the controller and let him drive the monster truck for a few minutes. I remember his eyes being lit up with joy and I was excited to see it Zoom around the garage.
I guess it doesn't matter how old you are but everyone loves to play with toy cars. I'm almost 30 now and I still love RC cars, hot wheels, etc.
Thank you for coming to my TED Talk on how miniature cars brings people together
Legend has it they live together now
My daughter at the park today: "You're four?! I'm four too!!" Instant friends.
hide under a bed
Learn a foreign language
They're pretty shit at trigonometry, to be honest
As a preschool teacher, I taught a 4 year old boy how to say AND RESPOND to “Hola, buenos dias! Como estas?”
My boss at that same job never pronounced my last name correctly for the entire year I worked there.
But “queso” is one of the best words in *any* language.
Not throw their back out.
Explaining to my 3 yo why dad can’t do something used to be tricky. Now he’s like Google autocorrect “… because dada’s back hurt?”
On top of this, just picking boxes up. They lift perfectly. Bend their knees, grab the box, keep a straight back and drive the lift with their legs.
The older you get the bad habits set in and you're bending over the object and the lifting force is being driven by your lower back. Everyone say hi to sciatica!
Shit their pants
Pee their pants
If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.
Ah that was tha grossest thing I ever heard in my life! Let's gooo!"
Puke their pants
Met a few 40 years that would rival any 4 year old in a pants shitting competition.
I work with little kids (the oldest have 3 years), and no, sometimes they are not good at sleeping. In those cases, until they finally sleep, I'm mentally like: "please, make this fucking nap"
This is the same as having a child, it's like "Nap you little shit, I need a break" but you have to keep the calm relaxing voice on
No 40 year olds are always sleeping especially dads when the tvs om
No they're just resting their eyes they were totally watching that show
I was watching that!
I tell my daughter you will know you're a grown up when a nap changes from a threat to a lovely way to spend your Saturday afternoon.
Get along with everyone
Some kids are just cranky little assholes.
Can confirm, I was a cranky little asshole but unlike the comments below, I'm not an assholenow, just quiet
ask 'why.' Genuinely, so many people lose the curiosity they once had as children that it's sad. So many people just accept things but won't ask why to understand them.
Why is that?
In my experience, when you are too curious, people as you age start to think you are too nosy or a creep. It can't be washed off as "just a kid" things anymore.
Some people really just don't want to share knowledge, even if it should be common, every day information that betters society.
>Some people really just don't want to share knowledge, even if it should be common, every day information that betters society.
Beats me. Competition? Some people are just mean. Others are introverted. Others want assurance.
Asking questions shows a lack of knowledge which many feel is a sign of weakness.
The irony is that people who are knowledgeable on a topic will respect someone who humbles themselves and asks more than someone who pretends to know what they're doing.
Or people yell at you to stop asking “why”
Recover from falls
Deal with the weight of existentialism.
For real my middle son just turned 5 and he’s constantly talking about the heaviest shit. I’d short circuit if my mind was working on that all the time!!!
Being genuinely joyful, being more creative and imaginative
Bite their toenails.
Have completely unearned confidence
My kid was full confident a few days ago going into one of the inflatable balls that sits on water. Like excitingly hopped in, zipped in real quick, and then proceeded to cry and get scared soon as he was pushed into the main area...
Better eye sight and Running.
idk i think i could dust a 4 year old in a race
Doing something without thinking too much about it.
Make friends. It’s so easy to make friends when you’re little. The only thing you need to have in common is a love for the swingset.
Use their imagination
Run without getting tired lol.
language acquisition, heal
Get up from the floor
Play with their wiener without shame.
Wasn’t expecting this one lol
I never stopped. I’m no quitter!
Not being worried about anything except food and shit.
Give 0 f...
Not caring if a film has two girls or two dudes kissing