The age of Barbie’s and horses
This is the age of Nail polish and hair bows
Non-cartoon movies and tv shows
Staying up late
Riding the big kid rides
Six is sequins and sneakers
It’s still pigtails but also makeup
It’s new friends
It’s bikes with no training wheels
It’s still singing and dancing like no ones watching
But it’s the first, Mom 🙄🙄 I’m too old or big for that
It’s homework and computers but still juice boxes and packed lunches.
It’s reading and writing.
It’s the sweet spot. The middle. It’s special.
This is six.