Tonight as I was putting the kids to bed, I said, "Next time I see you, you'll be a five year old!" to Claire.
I think that must have freaked her out.
She came down crying about half an hour ago, and said, "I just wanted to see you one more time when I'm four!" (Boo hoo hoo, hug, etc.)
She came down again just now and said, "Do I even LOOK like a five year old?"
I told her she's going to be a great five year old, that she'll be the best five year old she can be, but right now she needs to go be great at going to sleep.
Mary Grace has always been really excited to get older - she's "almost" the next year older starting about 4 months before her birthday. But Claire really really wants to stay little. Is this a middle child thing?