Sky – I’m 5 now mommy, I’m so grown up. I want my own house, a purple one, right next to you and daddy so we can be close.
Me – I think you may have to wait until you’re 6 to have your own house, right next to us.
Sky – But I’m 5!
More like 5 going on 25. She thinks 5 is it. Maybe it is. Sort of the sweet spot of being old enough for big girl things, and a little more trust to be independent and make choices, but young enough that “real” school hasn’t started…the last few months before the grind of the kiddo version of “real life” starts.
One of the grown up things I’m loving is how much she wants to work around the house to earn quarters. She will fold laundry, dust, do the dishes, pull weeds, water plants, cook…and I’m making it a point to take the time to slow life down so that those things getting done at her speed are ok. It may take twice as long, but the grin on her face on payday (every Friday) is so worth it!
Sky – I’m 5 now mommy, what jobs can I do now, I need quarters. Maybe they will be behind my ear.
I wonder how long we can convince her that only quarters show up behind ears and not dollar bills?
Months ago (long enough ago that she forgot this is what she wanted for a party and it caused a little drama) she asked for a cowgirl party, and for it to be kids only. A few Pinterest ideas and a trip to Hobby Lobby & the Dollar Store later and we had a fun little cowgirl party, complete with a real pony.
She’s asked me to show her the pictures every day…she loves seeing all her friends with their pool noodle pony’s (the group pic is adorable, but I didn’t want to post on the blog since I didn’t ask permission from all the parents) and seeing herself on the real Rainbow Dash pony.
Sky – Do you remember that Rainbow Dash came to my house mommy. I love Rainbow Dash!
It won’t be pony’s every year, but she is 5 now, and that is special after all.