Today you are 6. I am unclear as to how this is possible as I am fairly certain just last week, you were 2 and singing the Swing Song at the top of your lungs, squealing with delight at the sensation of flying through the air. That was 4 years ago you say? Sigh. It's so cliche, but it does really go by in a blink of an eye.
6 though? SIX? Losing teeth, riding a two-wheeler, skipping monkey bars, tall enough to go on water slides, reading, writing, SIX? You're a for real big kid now. In a couple of weeks you'll be done with kindergarten and you're already talking about how, when you are in first grade, you won't need me to walk to school with you anymore, because you'll be 6 and in first grade, and you know the way, and can do it all by yourself. I have zero doubts that you can, my fierce independent girl. But I can tell you, without a doubt, that there is no way Mommy will be ready for that kind of separation come fall,. Nope. So we'll just continue with the illusion that you need me for at least another year, okay? Great, thanks.
This year has been a year full of change and transition. Starting kindergarten, new town, new house new neighborhood. new school, new friends there has been SO MUCH NEW in the last year. Yet you honed your ability to adapt very early on and you've handled all the topsy-turvy chaos change brings with so much grace. I'm constantly in awe of you. "Don't worry Mom. It'll be fine Mom. I've got this Mom." You sure do kiddo.
Daddy and I are so proud to be your parents. Proud and profoundly lucky. You bring us so much joy and we will never stop being grateful that the three of us get to be a family. We love you. Forever and Always.
Happy 6 Emeline Joy!
May 27, 2016