Now We Are Are Six

Amazing to think that Luca turned six yesterday, and to contemplate the unique and interesting person he has become. I know so many parents who constantly say they want their kids to "stay little" forever, but I really can't understand. Sure, babies and toddlers are cute and all, but I love when Luca comes home and tells me in detail about his days at school. I love that he is already super excited about becoming a reader, so much so that he went through one of his storybooks highlighting every "the" he found. I love being able to play card games with him, just like we used to do on quiet evenings with my family growing up. These past six years have brought so many joys and surprises, and can't wait to see who he grows into in the next six.

So, in honor of Luca's sixth birthday, here is an A.A. Milne poem I have been waiting to use literally for years.

Now We Are Six

When I was one, I had just begun.

When I was two, I was nearly new.

When I was three, I was hardly me.

When I was four, I was not much more.

When I was five, I was just alive.

But now I am six, and I'm clever as clever,

I hope I stay six now,

Forever and Ever.
Loving you now, for another six years, and a lifetime beyond,



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