Friday, September 12, 2008

When You're 6

You go to school for 6 hours instead of 2 hours and 40 minutes.

You lose your first tooth.

You cross the monkey bars all by yourself and are undaunted by the resulting palm-blisters.

You play the kissing game at recess.

You practice ballet in real leather ballet slippers.

You don’t like pants with “buckles.”

You get upset and you get over it.

You share with your brothers.

You’re proud of your choices.

You’re innocent and lovely and amazing.

You’re my fantabulous daughter, Leah Lou.

12 comments:

shawn said...

sounds like a wonderful six year old ... reminds me of my now fast growing Ms H and Beetle ...

Thanks for sharing the joy of an amazing young woman ...

LikeAstaR said...

that is such a cute picture an pot.. what a change six years can make!! 6 whole hours away!!

Thelissa said...

So cute, but so sad to see little kids grow up. She is a very cute girl!

Eileen said...

When your 6 most things just seem so magical and full of wonder and joy. There is total joy written all over your beautiful daughter's face. I loved when I was 6 and I loved it when the girls were 6.
Have a great day.

Melodrama Mama said...

I passionately love the 2.5 hour-kindergarten to 6 hour-first grade conversion. And I am still all for a rousing round of the kissing game.

Anonymous said...

From one mom to another - she is absolutely beautiful. Better keep her locked up till she's 23!

I have a 6 year old grandson. Honestly - it really doesn't get much better than a 1st grader. They are the kindest, sweetest, most loving kids. Enjoy!

pinkmorning said...

what a doll! she is lucky to have such a great mom who loves her so much.

Gustogirl said...

What a cutie pie!! So many changes come with each year! I think she could probaly teach my 7 year old a thing or two!

Rhonda Barnes said...

Hello Leah....you are just too cute! And Smart.....don't give away too many kisses without them working for it! Love ya Grandma

Carrie Wilson Link said...

They still play the kissing game??? We played that when I was six!

Crazed Mom said...

My now 17yo played kissing games when he was 6 and his teacher reported him to the principal for being sexually overgrown. Something like that. I had to pick him up from school and they made me feel like I was raising a major pervert. Stupid first year teacher who ruined recess for all.

shauna said...

I can't even tell you all how many times we've "talked" about the kissing game. But since she's discovered an aptitude for the monkey bars it hasn't been as much of an issue. Do you think that will work when she's 16? A set of monkey bars in the backyard, perhaps?