Tuesday, September 18, 2012

And now you are six... and one half.

When Amalia turned six, I left a card for her on the morning of her birthday, with A.A.Milne's short poem "Now we are six". I had been looking forward to her sixth birthday so I could give it to her. It is simple, but it made her feel she had reached a new, more important, more aware stage.

Recently I introduced the concept of half birthdays. Mainly just to have another reason to bake a small cake and celebrate something, something positive; To create traditions and memories. To cement and anchor her... hopefully.

We will, later this week, celebrate the equinox and welcome Spring.

This week we had independence day celebrations here in Chile, probably the biggest holiday of the year. She has a whole week off school!

My girl is growing and everyday I try my best to nurture and guide her, and always show her my love and support by listening.

We narrowly missed the acquisition of Monster High dolls recently; She was shown the movie Spiderman 2 at a recent playdate, to my dismay. All I think to do is to give her as much as I can by encouraging the roller skating, the kite flying, the mud pie making,  and all other activities I prefer she engages in.

My girl.

How we spent independence day below.